Kanye West's Best Art-Related Tweets And Quotes (SLIDESHOW)

09/19/2012 01:13 pm ET | Updated Sep 20, 2012

This week, Kanye West released the long awaited G.O.O.D. Music compilation album Cruel Summer. While it hasn't received raving reviews thus far, we are going to keep it positive and celebrate one of our favorite things about Mr. West: his proclivity toward namedropping art figures and movements.

Whether comparing his stubbornness to Vincent Van Gogh's or tweeting inspirational Picasso quotes, West always seems to have art on the brain. The rap giant's soft spot for beauty and value makes his art fetish understandable -- yet his classical tastes with lewd undertones never cease to surprise us.

Kanye is far from the only hip hop artist to reference artists in his lyrics: Rick Ross has a thing for Basquiat, Swizz Beats salutes Keith Haring and Drake shows Warhol some love here.

Enjoy our favorite art moments from Mr. West below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Kanye West's Art Namedropping

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