| Artist George Condo Explains His Five Covers for Kanye West’s Twisted Fantasy |

Been on this album since Ye first started his G.O.O.D. Friday releases and I’m still bumpin it even after the release.  The album artwork was one of my favorite aspects of his work in that he tried bringing in classical design using contemporary themes.

Cubist-style portrait of Kanye

On Kanye’s first visit to Condo’s studio, he blasted “Power.” “Immediately,” Condo explains, “I started having all ideas about these mythological creatures and volcanic landscapes. Parts and pieces from Macbeth. Parts and pieces from some sort of sci-fi landscape.” But when Condo heard the song’s hook, from King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man,” he told West he wanted to paint a portrait. The next afternoon, West came back and posed. “It’s sort of cubist, you know, this portrait with all these different dimensions to it. Like an African mask with almost a modern face. I wanted to get that feeling that he’s almost a Miles Davis-like guy.”

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Artist George Condo Explains His Five Covers for Kanye West’s Twisted Fantasy « Antenna Magazine.

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