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Kanye's Christmas Gift To Kim Is A Hand-Painted Purse So Fugly It's Hip

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Oh, you shouldn't have... Really. Kanye West gave his boo Kim Kardashian a Christmas present she'll never forget.

Yeezy's gift was a huge $40,000 Hermès Birkin bag, complete with hand-painted artwork from famed New York-based artist George Condo, according to The Cut. Although we don't know how much West paid Condo for the artwork, we're sure it's a pretty penny. Kardashian proudly Instagrammed the purse, which was emblazoned with artwork of naked women and a green-faced ghoul with the hashtag, "#OneofOne." And she's not scared to put it to use, even with its one of a kind status.

Condo had also created the cover art for West's My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy, which featured an armless, winged angel with a spotted tail straddling a black man. The artist claimed Kanye wanted a controversial album cover to stir up publicity; Yeezy had claimed on Twitter the cover was banned (and has since taken those tweets down), according to The Guardian.

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GQ interpreted the nature of Condo's twisted artwork:

What's true of all of Condo's work is that he often flips popular icons and symbols (see: Superman, Kanye West, and Playboy bunnies) into humorously menacing caricatures. Often, it challenges viewers to find and interpret "beauty" in the art by making them confront their own notions of ugliness.

We hope Kardashian can sleep easily at night because this bag is the stuff nightmares are made of.