John Currin

New York-based painter, John Currin, takes a classic, Renaissance style and updates it to contain contemporary sexuality and social commentary. At times his work has been criticized for being pornographic or sexist, and although he hasn't particularly denied either, he's continually evolved and become extremely successful. Currin's blending of the past and present undoubtedly attracts Kanye, and many others, to Currin's work.