Given that her introduction to America was feigning shock, shock that her sex tape with Ray J was made public, Kim Kardashian has managed to do exceptionally well for herself. Even if you don’t have a reason to know who she is, you still somehow do, kind of like The Pope or the president or Osama bin Laden. So, taking things to their logical extreme, ANIMAL informs us that artist Hannah Kunkler now has an exhibit up in Bushwick that imagines Kim Kardashian as a god in various religious settings.
ANIMAL talked to Kunkler about the exhibit, on display at Palisades (906 Broadway), and not surprisingly she was taken by the fact that million of Americans watch Kim’s every move like, well, a god. From there it was just a short leap to Photoshopping Kim into slots as Jesus, a Satanic priestess, a Native American shaman and more. Not that Kunkler is making fun of Americans, admitting to ANIMAL that she also obsesses about the comings and goings of the woman who broke poor Kris Humphries’ heart.
Sure it’s goofy and weird, but unless you’re one of those people who “don’t own a television” and you also don’t know what Gawker or the New York Post or the internet is because you’re too busy reading Moby Dick translated into Latin, there are worse ways to spend a day than trekking out to Bushwick to see prayer candles with Kim Kardashian on them instead of Jesus.