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article imageKanye West's 'Yeezus' posters graffitied by James Franco, others

By Layne Weiss     Jul 11, 2013 in Entertainment
Actor James Franco and Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Mister Cartoon were just two artists recruited by GQ magazine to add their own artwork to hiphop mogul Kanye West's "Yeezus" posters.
Keeping up with the minimalistic theme of the Yeezus cover art, "Please Add Graffiti" posters were placed in major US cities including New York prior to the release of the album, HipHopDX reports. The idea was that people walking by would take notice and stop to add their own artwork.
The unique artistic campaign began in early June, and Yeezus was released on June 18.
Along with James Franco and Mister Cartoon, GQ also sent posters to ESPO, Curtis Kulig, and Will Fry, HipHopDX reports. They all added their own graffiti.
Franco explained the inspiration for his artwork. "I was asked to get axed in an American Psycho-themed commercial for Kanye," the actor explained according to Idolator. "But instead of getting cut up, I made an American Psycho piece for him." Franco also took some inspiration from The Dark Knight.
You can check out some of the artwork here.
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