What do you get the person that has everything? A sculpture of 12 naked, terrifyingly lifelike figures super relevant in pop culture rn. It will only cost you a cool $4 Million and just purchasing the thing will probably make you, ahem, famous.
In the wake of Kanye West’s impromptu Blum & Poe exhibit (we just let Kanye do literally whatever he wants now, right? How could that possibly backfire?), the massive, creepy sculpture of Swift, Trump, Kim et al could be yours if you have the cash and the space and the desire to own something that may or may not come to life while you sleep.
That’s a lot of money for something fabricated by the creative studio of someone who isn’t considered a visual artist (in the “I show at galleries and sell work for millions of dollars” sort of way)… right? Tim Blum (of Blum & Poe, obvi) doesn’t think so. He told the New York Times that, given the man-hours and the fabrication cost (he estimates somewhere between $500,000 to a million… that’s a wide margin, Mr. Blum) that the price is a “good ballpark.” I wonder if Blum & Poe stands to make commission on the piece.
Stay tuned to find out who buys this thing. My fantasy candidates are Martin Shkreli (would make a great companion piece to that Wu Tang CD), Beck (obvious reasons), Mark Parker (the CEO of Nike – again, obvious reasons) and, I guess, Taylor Swift, because if she bought that monstrosity and lit it ablaze on Snapchat, she would officially win.