Is Kim Kardashian's trash an art lover's treasure? The artist XVALA thinks soÂ—he's taken the garbage from the reality show star's dumpster and turned it into statement pieces, including one that says a lot about her divorce from Kris Humphries.
Celebs have long been the subject of artists' workÂ—Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe painting has become one of the most beloved pieces of pop art of all time. However, XVALA's art doesn't celebrate Kim's beauty or her place in pop culture.
According to California News Wire, one of his pieces is based on a deflated basketball that he found in Kim Kardashian's dumpster. "Slammed and Dunked" is a life-sized replica of the ball that has been reproduced using recycled resin made from some of Kim's trash. It's a great representation of her divorce from Kris Humphries, something XVALA calls a "mockery of marriage." He also takes Jon Hamm's side in the current feud going on between Kim and the Mad Men starÂ—he called her a "f***ing idiot" and criticized modern culture for celebrating her.
It's also fitting that XVALA uses Kim's garbage to create his art, because, as he says himself, "Kim produces a lot of garbage." It can be argued that reality TV is one of the lowest, least-artistic forms of entertainment today, so of course someone who is trying to become a legitimate artist is going to consider it garbage.
It will certainly be interesting to see if Kim Kardashian lashes out at XVALA the same way she has Jon Hamm, or if she tries to sue the artist for using her imageÂ—after all, this is the girl who went after Old Navy for using someone who slightly resembles her in an ad. Or maybe Kim could see this as something positiveÂ—there aren't many people in the world whose garbage is considered art, after all.