PAPER magazine's Kim Kardashian cover may not have broken the Internet, but it has inspired the art world in ways that the publication could not have predicted. Of course there were lots of #BreaktheInternet memes and parodies, but one artist was actually moved by the image in a more physical way.
According to The Copenhagen Post, Danish performance artist Uwe Max Jensen used his flaccid penis and acrylic paints to recreate the image on canvas. "I have a very skilled penis, art-wise," said Jensen. "My penis is an organ. I need it to reproduce, and for sex and joy...But I can also use it in my art, and that’s joyful for me on more levels."
Jensen also said that he was inspired to create penis paintings (this is not his first) by Japanese artist Shigeko Kubota, who famously made art in the 1960s using a brush inserted in her vagina. "I saw this picture of Kim Kardashian and this very impressive behind she has, and I thought ‘This must be portrait number two,’” he explained.
He also called Kim the "Marilyn Monroe of this decade" and compared his art to Warhol, stating that the difference is that "Warhol used a mechanical technique, and I used an organic technique."