Kanye West’s new video for “Famous,” that depicts a dozen celebrities sleeping together in a nude, has lifted eyebrows and sparked controversy. But for Vincent Desiderio, whose art influenced Kanye’s video, a loyalty desirous joy.
In a personal letter for W magazine, a artist non-stop adult about assembly West and initial saying a video for “Famous.” West’s stay called Desiderio mixed times and invited him to The Forum eventuality in Los Angeles without any explanation, Desiderio wrote. There, Desiderio met West and was seated in front of a laptop. The “Famous” video rolled, a camera solemnly panning opposite a slumbering celebrities until divulgence a final tableau — a approach curtsy to the artist’s 2008 painting, “Sleep.”
“As we looked around a room during a smiling faces, it became apparent that, unbeknownst to me, a conspicuous partnership had occurred, one that brought together artistic expressions that, during slightest on a aspect of it all, couldn’t seem serve apart,” he wrote for W. “I felt as if we had been presented with a many unusual gift: Kanye and his organisation had spent a past months producing a video of extensive energy and beauty, and during a core was a painting. My painting.”
See a comparison of a dual works below, via The FADER.
Kanye took Vincent Desiderio’s “Sleep” brought it to life with a complicated twist.. if that isn’t talent idk what is. pic.twitter.com/bSDddfQFNo
— RAY MUÑOZ (@raymunoz94) June 25, 2016
Read Desiderio’s full comment during W magazine.