Born in New Jersey, 41-year-old Wes Lang was employed to hang art at the Guggenheim before he was the artist behind Kanye West's Yeezus Tour merchandise. While he worked at the the Upper East Side art museum, Lang began polishing up his own drawing skills. In addition, he was also an art handler at Tony Shafrazi Gallery. Exposed to the works of Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Donald Baechler, Lang eventually became an acclaimed Brooklyn-based artist, known for badass illustrations of Grim Reapers, skulls, and nude women. Pictured above is his My idea of Idaho Parts 1&2, his first sale at his debut solo show "Home At Last" at ZieherSmith Gallery in 2004.
He taught himself how to draw after working as an art installer at the Guggenheim.