Leave it to Kanye to treat his bride-to-be with a custom-made, one-of-a-kind Birkin…and this isn’t any old Birkin, it’s actually a work of art, too! What do you think of Kim’s extravagant gift? Is it cool or crazy? VOTE.
What do you get the girl who has everything? A custom-made, hand painted Birkin bag, of course! As far as Kanye is concerned, it’s only the best for Kim Kardashian! While her large Hermès Birkin bag is an amazing gift all in itself, Kanye West enlisted his famed artist friend George Condo to transform the front of the bag into a one-of-a-kind painting — and the reality star couldn’t wait to show it off! The 33-year-old took to Instagram to excitedly debut her Christmas gift before stepping out and sporting it on Dec. 26 in Woodland Hills in LA while out with her fiancé.
Kim Kardashian’s Christmas Gift From Kanye West — Painted Birkin:
Kim clearly couldn’t wait to break out the hand-painted tan Hermès leather Birkin bag, which features a nude portrait. The design depicts nude female figures and a bare-chested monster, and Kim paired the interesting bag with a simple ensemble that consisted of tight, ripped white skinny jeans, a comfortable henley, and a camel-colored coat. Before stepping out with the interesting gift she took to Instagram to show it off, posting it with the caption: “#HandPaintedGeorgeCondo #HermesBirkin #OneofOne #ChristmasPresentFromYeezy.”
Kim Kardashian’s Painted Birkin By George Condo:
George Condo is highly regarded in the art world for 30 years and his works have been exhibited all around the world. They can currently be seen at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art — and now, in Kim’s closet! So, why did Kanye select the painter for the project? Kanye and the artist have been friends for quite some time. In fact, in 2010, the rapper enlisted the NY-based artist to create a series of paintings for his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album — and Condo’s work doesn’t come cheap! Just last year one of his paintings sold at auction for a cool $1.3 million — we could only imagine how much this custom creation cost the rapper. Let’s not forget that the bag alone retails for approximately $16,000.
While this gift is certainly over the top and thoughtful, it’s more of a work of art than an actual handbag. Let’s be honest, the painting is a little ridiculous to carry around everyday while running errands! What do you think? Is this an amazing gift or is it way too crazy for your liking? VOTE.