December 27, 2013

When your husband gives you a huge hideous handbag for Christmas...

... get out there and parade around for the paparazzi.
The design features several eerie nude female figures and a bare-chested monster, and has been directly hand painted on the front of the very expensive leather good.

On Thursday, Kim also posted a photograph of the bag on her Instagram account, captioning it with a series of hashtags, including '#HandPaintedGeorgeCondo #HermesBirkin #OneofOne #ChristmasPresentFromYeezy'.
Now that the awful thing has been photographed, seal it away. Never carry it again. At auction — some day soon — it will sell for $100 million.

And what a lucky artist. We've now all heard of George Condo. Here's what George Condo thinks of you:



Lots more George Condo images for your delectation here, but don't think that if you bought a very expensive Hermes handbag for your wife that you could get George to paint it into a billboard advertising himself, not unless the paparazzi are after her too.

15 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Why are you giving publicity to a publicity whore?

Resist!

Ann Althouse said...

"Why are you giving publicity to a publicity whore?"

Credit is due for whoring this good. Did you look at that bag? And it's hilariously bad. I have to pay attention to something this morning. It's nothing but whores out there as I gaze into the internet, pre-dawn, right now. I'm choosing the one who has a sense of humor and plays with the concept of celebrity.

And I like the idea of creating great value by taking a new, carefully made, famously expensive object (the handbag) and crapping it up with sloppy daubings of ugly images. I think it's funny. Your average publicity whore can't do that.

Bob R said...

The average publicity whore doesn't have that much money.

Bob R said...

The rise of the Kardashians is OJ's second biggest crime.

Illuninati said...

Once one has a nice home and plenty to eat, warm clothes etc. what good is the extra money? The happiness quotient for the money spent on that bag must be low indeed.

EDH said...

Where have I seen that contorted dark face on the Condo bag before...?

"When you get on, he'll leave your [ass] for a white girl."

Martha said...

Well now I know who George Condo is and wish I had never seen those photos of his paintings--especially the horror that is painted on Kim's new Birkin bag.

virgil xenophon said...

Shut it down, Ann, Bob R wins the thread going away.

Bob Boyd said...

I like these paintings.
Never heard of George Condo, but I'm glad I did. He's got a sense of humor.
I think Kim needs a caddy to carry that bag though. WTF is in there? Maybe ego food in case she starts getting a little shaky, experiencing low blood self-esteem, she can have herself a snack. There's probably a little, nerdy guy from her high school days who still has a hopeless crush. He's shrink wrapped, waiting, full of flattery goodness.

MadisonMan said...

...and what a Coincidence that the paps were out where they were doing the whore fame stroll.

EDH said...

Make-up free Kim Kardashian proudly shows off her Christmas gift from Kanye West...

I'd say she had make-up on. Little over a month ago, I saw her without make-up and I absolutely couldn't recognize her from from a few feet away (knowing she was there and looking for her). So, I was stunned when Kanye said, "Kim, get in the car, let's go". My jaw dropped.

More round and in sweats. She might have lost weight since then, but she did not display the high cheek bones or the exotic eyes that I always considered her trademark look.

Not knowing it was her, I found her to be quiet, tentative and unassuming. I thought she might be a guest or a wardrobe girl in West's tour crew.

kimsch said...

That bag is Hideous! I think, with its huge size, it would do better as a tote or diaper bag than a handbag.

Ann Althouse said...

It's big because it's a billboard. A billboard from the artist who's got a sweet publicity deal with K & K. Meanwhile, I predict that Kim will never carry that atrocious thing again. This was a one-shot photo-op. The bag is now in a vault and, as I said, when it goes up for auction, you will be amazed at the millions it commands. For a payoff like that, why wouldn't a tiny little lady like Kim lug the thing for — what do you think it was? — an eighth of a mile, tippytoeing in high heels and casting admiring glances at her rich and talented husband who seems to be bearing far more weight, merchandise crammed in what look like garbage bags?

Sam L. said...

That's just ugly, and would be expensive at $2.

EMD said...

It's big because it's a billboard. A billboard from the artist who's got a sweet publicity deal with K & K. Meanwhile, I predict that Kim will never carry that atrocious thing again. This was a one-shot photo-op. The bag is now in a vault and, as I said, when it goes up for auction, you will be amazed at the millions it commands. For a payoff like that, why wouldn't a tiny little lady like Kim lug the thing for — what do you think it was? — an eighth of a mile, tippytoeing in high heels and casting admiring glances at her rich and talented husband who seems to be bearing far more weight, merchandise crammed in what look like garbage bags?

This is why I return here from time to time. Do you think Inside Edition or TMZ would give such thoughtful analysis?