Meet the Artist Who Painted the Kardashians for Kanye West’s “XTCY”

RACHEL TASHJIAN, GARAGE, 30 Aug 2018

About five days ago, the 23-year-old London-based artist Shadi Al-Atallah got an email. “It was like, we want to commission you to paint some pictures inspired by these images,” she says, “and one of them was a picture of the Kardashians. I was like, Why the hell would anyone want me to paint that?” Then she looked at the email’s signature. “It was like: ‘Yeezy.’ And I was like, Someone’s clearly like, scamming me.”