Kanye West’s intermittent tweets about art always make my day, so you can imagine my joy when I saw these tweets pop up in my feed:


[Deleted Tweet] “Like yo this Mark Rothko is the shit! You see it works. This is a break through people. I now know how to communicate art! YES!!!!”

Kanye would probably like William Powhida’s brand of art and art world criticism, embodied here in this fucking drawing that he posted on his goddamn Twitter. Those October jackasses, they got nothin’ on this shit. ‘Bout to go Krauss up in this bitch. YES!!!

Kyle Chayka

Kyle Chayka was senior editor at Hyperallergic. He is a cultural critic based in Brooklyn and has contributed to publications including ARTINFO, ARTnews, Modern Painters, LA Weekly,...

3 replies on “Kanye on @#$%*ing Art Criticism”

  1. No….. but Kanye making assbag comments about anything seems to get him mentioned… and apparently mentioning Kanye’s assbag comments and behavior in print..er… printernet makes one somehow hip and relevant.

    1. Just good clean fun! I think it’s funny that as a total outsider to the art world, even though he participates sometimes, the rap star just drops this stuff. I often wish more art criticism was written like YO THIS MARK ROTHKO IS THE SHIT!!! because that’s how I feel

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