You Asked For It, GQ’s Cover Story; Kim Kardashian West. Not for the kids.

It’s 2016, the year the Kardashians got tasteful.

I kid you not, it doesn’t mean that Kim Kardashian West, 35 is wearing more clothes or that she isn’t buck naked. It means that this MO is shaping up into something really artful. I like this.

We got the Jean-Paul Goude ala Kim Kardashian West rendition for Paper Magazine (2014) of his 1976 Champagne Incident image of model Carolina Beaumont. Grace Jones wasn’t having it, nor a re-creation of Jean-Paul Goude’s image on the album cover of Grace Jones’ Island Life, featuring Amber Rose. I’m not gonna post it, Google it, you probs already know the images anyway. But of course, it “broke the internet”.

Imitation is the best flattery, so they say. It’s extremely common to appropriate imagery and object and make something new. Look at Marcel Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q. (a rectified readymade), a postcard quality reproduction of the Mona Lisa (or La Gioconda by Leonardo da Vinci, 1503-1517) with a drawn on moustache, an objet trouvé (found object), which was a part of the Readymades of Marcel Duchamp (1914-1921). The most famous of all the readymades was Fountain (1917). Art History 101.

Apparently the pronunciation of the initials, L.H.O.O.Q. would be as the words in French, “Elle a chaud au cul“; “She is hot in the arse” or “she’s got a hot ass”.

©Marcel Duchamp
©Marcel Duchamp

On that note, Kim Kardashian West in GQ Magazine’s Cover Story.

What I’d say is that this styling, hair and makeup, reminds me of Helmut Newton’s White Women. Or the album cover of Candy-O by The Cars a drawing by Alberto Vargas. Again Google, google…

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Great hair and makeup, excellent set with this vintage car, really good photography! 1970’s soft porn.

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Definite Helmut Newton inspirations.

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Titillating.

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This is another really great shot. Taste taste taste.

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Well done.

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Actually read the interview of the GQ Cover Story on Kim Kardashian West at GQ Magazine.

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Kim Kardashian West built an empire on more than a sex tape, she built it on her beauty, and when you’re this beautiful you don’t need so much highlighting, contour and caking. So thank you for giving us your beauty, Kim Kardashian West. Pure and unadulterated.

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