UDPATE: Despite previous reports, a rep for Kim Kardashian tells The Huffington Post that no portrait has ever been commissioned by Kanye West.
PREVIOUSLY: Kanye West is really rich from selling plain white t-shirts for $120, but he's still not rich enough to bring Andy Warhol back from the dead. He is, however, definitely rich enough to ask Monica Warhol to paint a picture of the woman he is "Bound 2" ... Kim Kardashian.
Monica is a mother of six who lives in Arizona and she's Andy's cousin, so that's basically the same thing. She also makes silk-screen works from photographs, even though she never met Andy and "never owned a book about him until about a year ago."
But that doesn't matter, guys! This Arizona cousin Warhol is still really into painting Kardashian. She told the New York Daily News that Andy would have loved to paint the reality star, because "she’s an icon, she's famous for nothing."
So, even though Kardashian is not famous for anything (like, maybe, being Andy Warhol's cousin), Monica is going to accept the job. She's also done two portraits of Flo Rida (featured briefly in the video for "How I Feel") and one portrait of Lenny Kravitz all in "the new Warhol format," which is kind of like the old Warhol format, but done by his cousin.
Anyway, Kanye's portrait of Kim will probably look something like this:
— Monica Warhol Artist (@MonicaWarhol) November 15, 2013