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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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2idiots    

why isn't TMZ covering Kongay's latest rant that took place at ART BASEL Miami? He apparently called himself the next Ralph Lauren (AHAHAHAHAHAHA).....went off about stuff like watches and iPhones.

261 days ago
32.

2idiots    

TMZ how come you aren't reporting about the LOW ticket sales for the "Yesus" tour in Kansas City. THe venue (Sprint Center?) hold 19K however less then 5K tickets were purchased.

261 days ago
33.

2idiots    

Who's overseeing the completion of their 9 million dollar...oh I mean "11 million dollar" mansion in Bel Air? with Kim tagging along on the tour I guess work has come to a standstill?
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Wasn't Khum all concerned about the house not be ready before she borrowed "baby Norf"? Yet she's off doing nothing.

261 days ago
34.

2idiots    

i read on another site that Klooey, since her marriage fell apart, is now defending Rob the Slob against the "fat haters".
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Is Klooey the family pit bull-dyke?

261 days ago
35.

2idiots    

Has Kris Jenner's newest boy-toy been tested for STD's yet?

261 days ago
36.

2idiots    

How much longer til the old Pimp "leaks" Kendall's porn? I mean she IS over 18 and the family image is at an all time low...gotta do something QUICK!

261 days ago
37.

Debz    

I think Ms. Warhol is gonna be taking a real big loss, 'cuz no one cares about this skank and her FUGLY baby daddy, so the only way anyone will take the pics off her hands would be for her to offer money to take them!!!

261 days ago
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2idiots    

Geez, these Kardashian stories really don't get the number of hits they used to. This one doesn't even have 50 hits

261 days ago
39.

TJ    

Why do we have to go to ToFab, to see Kim photos? I do not wish to go there. TMZ is not providing service for its readership. #41 the hits are down because TMZ does not post the current photos/stories. Just lame stories like this one. Get with it TMZ! Or are they forbidden by the dragon queen??

261 days ago
40.

jayndeb    

well kimmy what goes around comes around

260 days ago
41.

Cookie35    

Take the painting u pig!!!

260 days ago
42.

be real    

how many black men has kim scammed so FAR... wow what a hypocrit. if kim were black yt media would have been called her a wh*re. But Omarosa was Right- you can be a yt or (as long as it is non black) mediore and you will be rewarded and praised. If you are black you have to be exceptional then everyone just to be recognized. IF KUM K WERE BLACK SHE WOULD HAVE NEVER GOTTEN A SHOW... THEY WOULD HAVE CRUCIFIED. NO THE ILLUSION IS THE WHOLE TRICK.. GROWN WOMAN ACT SO NAIVE AND BLINK SO MANY TIMES IS FAKING.. SHE ACTS DUMB AND NAIVE TO GAIN SYMPATHY AND TRUST.. THE DUMB BIMBO ERA.. BUT ShE A MAN EATER DEVIL.... ALMOST LIKE LEGALLY BLONDE.. SHE AN OLD H* AND SHE HAS BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK NUMEROUS TIMES SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE IS DOING.. FOOLING EVERYONE WITH THE INNOCENT ACT=h*
HE IS A RAPPER WHAT DO WE EXPECT.. UNEDUCATED MEN LIKE KANYE DESERVES KIM K.. GROWN EDUCATED REALLY SUCCESSFUL BLACK MEN LIKE OBAMA DESERVE A REALLY CLASSY WOMAN LIKE MICHELLE. PERIOD. most of the uneducated BLACK MeN do not WANT A WOMAN SMARTER THAN THEM.. SO THE RAPPERS PICK H*ES!
I HAVE ALWaYS WONDERED IF THE ARMENIAN PEOPLE ARE PROUD OF KIM OR THE KARDSHIANAND THE WAY THEY ARe PORTRAYING ARMENAIN WOMEN? cause looking at the kardshian/jennr group you would think armenian women are easy SL*ts. Kim Kardashian got paid $5 mill. for her rights. she an h* regardless. kim
has had more men or if not the same up her asz as supa head. yet she is adored
by yt media.... I call an h* an H* I don't support them....... FACT she is a
H*.......Like I said before cause your level of h*ism is lower not my fault--
only folks I can see standing up for kim k besides her family are other h*es.
Period birds of a feather flock together....If Kim was black she would be
typical black h* as yt media likes to portray black women. from 2000-04 married
to Damon. from 2004 to 2012 here is her extensive list of celeb men. if you
don't see h* then in my book you on her level........

-TJ Jackson 1994- 1998
-Damon Thomas 2000- 2004
-Ray J March 2006 - February 2007
-Reggie Bush May 2007 - March 2010
-Bow Wow
-Nick Cannon
-Cristiano Ronaldo April 2010
-Shengo Deane April 2010
-Miles Austin June 2010
-Gabriel Aubry (only man smart enough to use Kim asz) November 2010
-Kris Humphries November 2010 - April 2013
-Kanye West March 2012
*just because the h* dolled up do not change the h* profession....
H0/HH0/H0/H0/H0/H0/H0
THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR MUSIC SUCKS YOU RESORT TO CHEAP TRICKS LIKE pubescent tantrums , MASKs AND KIM KARDASHIAN TO SAVE YOUR CAREER... If I had to look at kim fake facE without makeup everyday i would wear a mask too. what grown man wears mask as a rapper.. he minus well picK OUT A pair of kim heals next (and a cape he is capt save a h* since amber and then kim)!!! NO ONE TALKS ABOUT HIS MUSIC PERIOD.... AND THAT SAYS A LOT. really kanye 4k seat in a 19k stadium......smh

jay Z got 99 problems and that mych kanye is #1.

THESE HEAUX HAVE TARNISHED WHAT RESPECT ANYONE EVEN HAD FOR THEIR DAD ROBERT KARDSHIAN SENIOR. ALL HIS HARD WORK AND EUCATION GONE DOwN THE DRAIN CAUSE KRIS RAIsE A PACK OF HEAUX.. and she is working her wy to the jennt side now........rob kardashian senior is probably roasting in his grave wishing he could pull khloe and kim in with him..IF KIM WAS BLACK, YT MEDIA WOULD HAVE BEENCALLLED KIM OUT AS BEING A WH*RE AND WE ALL KNOW IT. so kanye have a seat you are alredy living th yt entitled ;ife yt media is not caling your gurl a h* because of her colro of skin.PERIOD. who else has slept with this manymenin short period of time and gets a sSHOW..Omarosa was right you can be non black and be less than medicre(kim was very dry) and be rewarded............ black woman has to be aboce par...... to get an invite!

as usual in AmeriKa non blacks get a pass from zimmerman to Kum K.

260 days ago
43.

be real    

KANYE IS LUCKY ANDY IS A WOMAN CAUSE KIM WILL PUT ANYTHING BLACK INHER MOUTH AND ASZ.... BET YOU KIM GOT A BLACK RING AROUND OF THE OUTSIDE OF HER ANUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

260 days ago
44.

be real    

only in Amerika can a wh*re get so much fame. If woudl sell for more if they recreated the RAY J s3x scene and warhol let RAY J PEE on KIM face again... NOW THAT IS ART.. not knaye dry humpin on a bike

260 days ago
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