After dropping $20,000 worth of Barbie art to decorate one room in her pad, it is quite possible that expensive decorations featuring the most popular doll in the world be present in the nursery of Kylie Jenner’s first baby.
20-year-old Kylie is five-months pregnant with her boyfriend of six months, rapper Travis Scott, 25. Both future parents are not shy in spending big dough on objects that make their eyes shine. For Scott, it is a “Flame Boy” 80-carat chain, which he bought recently, according to a TMZ report. He also bought 8 Cactus Jack chains, for his team members. This shopping spree emptied his account by $500,000.
Kylie, on the other hand, is a Barbie fan. In late May, the reality star glammed-up one of the rooms in her home, by adding a final touch of Barbie Art. She purchased two prints from contemporary artist Beau Dunn, which, sources say, were worth $20,000.
The pieces, 2 38×38 canvas prints, feature original vintage Barbie dolls dating from the late’50s – early ‘60s, with an up-to date fashion touch.
Beau Dunn, 30, is a Los Angeles-based visual artist, model and actress, best known for her roles on Up All Night (2011). She also appeared on Entourage (2011), Melissa & Joey (2011) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2012).
Dunn has had over 20 exhibitions starting 2010, in Malibu, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and London. Her work includes photography, sculptures and paintings on three main themes: guns, Hello Kitty and Barbie.
In 2015, in London, Dunn presented a piece titled “Glam Barbie” during the Phillips auction “Photographs: Ultimate Contemporary”. The piece, which had thousands of Swarovski crystals applied by hand, was sold for €10,000.
The Kardashians have bought art from Beau Dunn previously, as she and Robert Kardashian were former classmates and the family knew of her art. In August 2016, Kris Jenner asked Dunn to decorate her new Birkin Closet”. The design of the space included neon sculptures reading “NEED MONEY FOR BIRKIN”.