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Progression

Often people ask how long it takes for West to finish a painting. It’s a fun question, well no, not really. I once heard him answer the question with what was basically a mathmatic word problem. It was something like this: I’ve been painting all my life, so let’s say 50 years plus a few days, maybe a few months, plus a few hours, plus another few days, plus a year or so, plus an hour or so for stretching canvas and maybe a few extra hours for contemplation.

Below is the progression of a recent commission which has the distinction of being the largest painting West has done to date–54″ x 72″. I like to call it ‘BDP’ which stands for big damn painting, he hasn’t named it as of this blog. Who votes for BDP!

Approximately Day 10 or so

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Maybe around 30 days in?

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Now we are talking years….

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Happy artist with almost finished painting

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And now we’ve reached approximatley 55 years. Phew.

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And that’s how long it takes to paint a painting.

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