Kanye West Donates $10 Million to Artist James Turrell’s Massive Roden Crater Project

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Kanye West is in a giving temper to start 2019. After spending a while with James Turrell in December, the Wall Street Journal discovered on Monday (Jan. 14) that West has determined to donate $10 million to the American artist's large Roden Crater Project, which has been within the works since 1972.

Turrell, identified for his mind-bending work with mild and house, has been working to show the extinct volcano situated in Flagstaff, Arizona, into an statement heart for his beautiful visible artwork installations for greater than 4 many years. Yeezy paid a go to final month and was taken again by the expertise. "Went to go to the James Turrell crater two days in the past. This is life altering. We all will dwell in Turrell areas," he tweeted. 

The Chicago native went on to relay to the Wall Street Journal that he hopes the observations will be "skilled and loved for eternity." Turrell is claimed to be "thrilled" with West's generosity "at such a crucial juncture of the challenge."

The 41-year-old had simply been taking goal at Drake in one other cathartic Twitter rant across the identical time he was hanging with Turrell in December. If you recall, many believed that the 6 God ripped off one in every of Turrell's mild installations for his famed "Hotline Bling" visual in 2015. The video has greater than 1.four billion views on YouTube as of press time.