Kim Kardashian Continues to Perfect the Art of Vanity with Latest Project, A Coffee Table Book of Selfies

When one is playing at the art of being an artist, it’s important to have a consistent gimmick to fall back on. In Kim Kardashian’s case, it has always been the selfie. This trademark is further evidenced by the release of a coffee table book called Kim Kardashian: Selfish. Published by the once reputable and elite Rizzoli New York, heralded by The New York Times with the praise, “Rizzoli has long published some of the most beautiful illustrated books in the world,” “the world” at large is given further proof that Kim K can do just about anything she wants for no apparent reason.

Not the most precise "art"
Not the most precise “art”
The vanity manifesto, of sorts, which is intended to fall under the category of one of Rizzoli’s many “gorgeous coffee table books,” shows us what we long already suspected: Kim Kardashian is hopelessly and irrevocably in love with herself. This is the woman who cropped her own child out of her selfie, after all. So clearly she takes the “art” very seriously.
Note side left where Kim cropped out North
Note side left where Kim cropped out North
Declaring, via Twitter of course, that her book was created to spotlight a decade’s worth of selfies in “an intimate and artistic way,” (as if the Paper Magazine cover wasn’t enough to encapsulate how Kim views the words “intimate” and “artistic”), one can’t help but wonder when this poor man’s Paris Hilton is going to take off her wig and scream, “Just kidding!” with regards to her entire series of actions up until this point–thereby usurping Joaquin Phoenix for best actor.
The title says it all
The title says it all
Rizzoli, a publisher fiercely committed to justifying the existence of this book, further states, “Hailed by many (including Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci) as the modern-day personification of Marilyn Monroe, Kim has become a true American icon.” 1) Do not insult the integrity of Marilyn Monroe by comparing her to a woman whose career was launched by a sex tape and 2) If this is the “American icon” of today, then this generation might be better off getting some plutonium and going back in time in order to remedy the current situation.