Kanye West ‘Offers Artist Cash To Remove Mural’


As ABC News reports, soon after Marsh completed the mural, he was contacted by someone claiming to represent West, offering him a “pretty decent chunk of money” to paint over the wall.

Marsh, who has been painting on the wall in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale for several years, said he was open to whitewashing the mural for US$100,000.
The mural, which covers the side of a building on Teggs Lane in Chippedale, Australia, shows a cloaked in black Kanye West laying a fat one on himself – while grabbing a handful of a shimmering Kanye in a sleek silver dress.
“It’s an open invitation to Kanye”.
Oh, and a lifetime supply of Yeezy Boost sneakers, please. Marsh has given West two weeks to buy the print, promising to buff the mural “within 24 hours of purchase” on his listing.
It reflects “the love Kanye West has for himself”, the artist says.
Students, Stephanie Brown (left) and Marianne Schafer-Gardiner, pose for pictures with a mural of United States rapper Kanye West in Sydney on March 30, 2016.
Talking to 1xRun, a site selling the print, Marsh said the original artwork – which took between four and five hours to paint – had attracted attention from media around the world.
Still, just because Kim was replaced in this mural doesn’t mean street artists have forgotten her, with a large mural of her in the nude also appearing in Australia.
The artwork however may be short lived after the City of Sydney Council ordered the owner of the adjoining bar to remove it following a complaint from a neighbour.
The Kanye mural was not pre-approved by the city council.
According to Marsh, there is a jagged line between what some consider graffiti and vandalism and what others call art.
“The thing I like about it is that it’s unsanctioned”.
“I suspect when you paint something big on a wall people tend to take notice of it”.