Brooklyn art school graduate Hannah Kunkle was touched with a vision of Kim Kardashian. So she painted. And painted. And when she was done painting, she painted some more. Then she went to a hip little sandwich shop in Park Slope you’ve never heard of and when she returned home, there were her completed religious works of Kim Kardashian as Shiva, the Santeria, the Pieta, and a bunch of other VIPs of the earthly religions. Kunkle’s paintings were put on display at Brooklyn art gallery that had to put up something controversial so that more than Kunkle’s art school friends would show up. The result was a great stir among the local clergy, you know, once some reporter from the Daily News told them it existed than asked them leading questions about their feelings.
Father Michael Perry of Our Lady of Refuge Church in Flatbush called the show “dumb and stupid.”
That about sums it up. As for the artist Kunkle, she explained her profound work with a bit of her own millennial artist wisdom:
I’ve never got haters before. I love it.
It’s times like these I miss the Inquisition. They made some mistakes, but they flayed a lot of really annoying painters.
Photo Credit: Hannah Kunkle