A Hermes Birkin bag handpainted by George Condo gets a mixed reaction from fans

By Tim Nudd
December 27, 2013 08:00 AM
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Baby North got some nice Christmas presents this year, but mom Kim Kardashian received a very special gift as well.

Kanye West didn’t just get Kardashian a regular old Hermes Birkin handbag for Christmas. He turned it into a work of art by having famed painter and sometime collaborator George Condo hand-paint it with nude bodies – one with a demon’s face.

It certainly is one of a kind. A risky gift for one’s fiancée? Perhaps, but Kardashian, 33, seemed happy to receive it – proud enough to post it on Instagram, anyway.

Fans were divided on the present, though, with many finding the painting disturbing.

Condo, 56, known for menacing sexual images in much of his artwork, has done jobs for West, 36, before, having painted five different covers for the musician’s 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

The image on Kardashian’s is one of a kind, although it does bear a resemblance to Condo’s 2004 oil painting Nocturnal Figure Composition.

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