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Kim Kardashian

I'm Being Scammed By Warhol

12/5/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1203_monica_warhol_kim_kardashian_art_launch_v2The artist who says she’s Andy Warhol’s cousin and claims Kanye West hired her to paint Kim Kardashian ... may be trying to have her own 15 minutes of fame …  because Kim says she has no clue who the woman is.

Monica Warhol – a Tucson artist whose style is similar to Andy’s – tells TMZ Kanye’s people contacted her two weeks ago … and gave her a pic of Kim and asked her to create a screen painting of the photo.

Warhol says she’s already created 9 different Kim paintings  ... and says her pieces generally sell for $20K to $70K apiece.

But sources close to Kim tell TMZ …  she’s never heard of the woman … and thinks the whole thing may be a scam or a way for Warhol to get publicity – her 15 minutes of fame.

When we called Warhol back, she gave us an explanation for why she's being rebuffed by Kim & Kanye ... she thinks the painting may have been intended as a surprise gift ... and now that the surprise has been ruined ... K&K don't want it.

Warhol says if this deal falls through, she’ll put the artwork up for sale to anyone who wants to buy it.

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FROM HELL    

This sk@nk needs to stfu

267 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Breaking: Kim KarTRASHian is an big fat idiot

267 days ago
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LDB    

says the porn star who got famous for spreading her legs

267 days ago
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Sam    

What's the matter Kim, you think you're the only one entitled to scam the public.


You go Monica, scam away, especially a Kartrashian.

Might I suggest you hit up the LOhan's next?

267 days ago
5.

Jordan    

I love it The Kardashian get Scammed and they Run to TMZ to Run the Story, Sort of like telling Mommy.

267 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Even the artist doesnt want it. I see it showing up on ebay for $20 plus shipping in 1 week

267 days ago
7.

Scout    

Try cousin ---- once removed. Hardly a close family relationship.

BUT.... The entire Kardashian family is a bunch of grifters themselves, so may they deserve a bit of their own rotten medicine.

267 days ago
8.

FLUX    

My guess is Kanye has something to do with it.
He has insulted the fashion industry, the rap industry, Christians, Jews, Michelangelo, Steve Jobs, and the President of the United States, so why not Andy Warhol?

267 days ago
9.

Tim    

The artist must have huge canvases and a lot of paint to capture Lardassian's gigantic arse.

267 days ago
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Dave    

This is just a scam and TMZ is a player in it by donating their publicity. The artist isn't a Warhol, you don't inherit artistry, K&K have never heard of her and she's already offering it for public sale. What part of scam don't you understand.

267 days ago
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Debra Arman    

When you can't have the real thing,one must look for another artist .

267 days ago
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TJ    

Most likely a fabricated story by the Kardashians to draw more attention to themselves. More "planted" stories , that they can "deny". So silly~

267 days ago
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all about the money    

"says her pieces generally sell for $20K to $70K a piece"

Umm think there must be a typo...probably was supposed to say her pieces generally sell for $20 to $70 a piece but for Kim she will add a K to the end of the cost. 15 minutes of fame....a Kartrashian talking about 15 minutes of fame? Hey Kim the world is waiting to be paid for the extra 15 minutes of fame you have claimed...when will we get reimbursed for having to see you and your trashy family portray American's as even more sleazy, greedy, and self-absorbed than the world already views Americans.

267 days ago
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STFUP    

Let me get this straight. Kim - the very definition of famewh~ring is accusing someone ELSE of being a famewh~re? Ridiculous!

267 days ago
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Bob    

She doesn't sell a lot if those are really the prices she charges.

267 days ago
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