Kanye West – “Famous”


Being famous you have to be prepared to be used as an object in art. Kanye West’s “Famous”-video is based on Vincent Desiderio’s painting “Sleep” and adds famous people to it. Brilliant mix! It’s a bit soothing to see these people sleeping together. Usually they talk and talk or sings and moves around. Here, they are just humans like everyone else. The nakedness can be disturbing but it makes them more human. As a music video it is also special by having a long passage without music in the middle and just showing a still picture for several minutes in the end. The long format (10 min) is useful when you want different styles in one video.

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