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The artists in this upcoming gallery show may love Kanye as much as Kanye loves Kanye

Brittany Martin

Do you miss the old Kanye? Or are you down with bad mood Kanye? However you love your Kanye, portraits of every iteration of the artist will be on display at Kanye Loves Kanye, a gallery show that is going for the record of largest collection of Kanye West-inspired visual art ever assembled in one place.

Kanye Loves Kanye is curated by local artist Matty Mo, better known as the Most Famous Artist. You’ve likely seen his work and that of his collective around town, from his murals outside Alfred Coffee to his viral video of helping Instagram star Chloe the Mini Frenchie paint a self-portrait.

Timed to coincide with the Saint Pablo Tour arriving for an impressive six (yes, six!) nights in the L.A.-area, including the just-announced addition of a show at Anaheim’s Honda Center.

Portraits of Kanye have been submitted by 50 different creators, and more are still being added. The work shown will form the basis of the Kanye West Collection, an ongoing project of the Most Famous Artist’s studio, that will be loaned out as a work in itself to future shows. Taken in total, it probably makes a pretty compelling statement about how much the public image and perception is essential to the conversation about Kanye West—or any pop culture figure.

Kanye Loves Kanye is open October 25 and 26, from 11am to 4pm, at 1820 Industrial Street in the Arts District.


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