Kris Jenner Art-Shames Daughter Khloe Kardashian
The reality-TV matriarch schools her daughter on a major artist and shows off some of her own collection
Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner is accused of acting like an art snob by her daughter Khloe Kardashian in a new episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which aired Sunday night. When Khloe inquires about a small gold balloon dog sculpture on a bookshelf in Jenner’s office, Jenner replies that it’s “a Jeff Koons,” to which Kardashian responds, “I don’t know what a Jeff Koons is.” “You need to go to an art class,” her mother retorts, noting that the famed artist is well-known for his iconic balloon animals. “Art shamed” by her mother, Kardashian explains how it was only recently that Jenner began to show an interest in art at all.
Much like daughter Kendall, Jenner’s newfound fascination with art has recently been on display on social media. In addition to the Koons, other works by major artists have been spotted in her collection, including Yoshitomo Nara and Tracey Emin. She also has a metal-and-glass polar bear sculpture by Jeff Leatham. Here we share some details of the pieces in her collection:
Tracey Emin, I Can Feel You Everywhere, 2015
In 1999, Tracey Emin created waves by presenting her own unmade bed as a work of art at Tate Gallery. Her deeply personal work also extends to her neons, like the one above, depicting personal and evocative statements. This 2015 work is installed above a mantle in Jenner’s home and has made several cameos on social media.
Yoshitomo Nara’s artwork of innocent yet devious children and creatures draws influence from Pop Art. This Nara piece, installed above Jenner’s fireplace, impishly sticks her tongue out, and the pale yellow background offers a pop of color in the midst of a sea of white. An interesting choice.
Whether or not you care for the Kardashians, the fact that they’re debating Koons, and the knowledge or lack thereof, indicates that art is appealing to a much wider audience, which ultimately is good news.