Kanye West’s internet presence has varied widely over the years, however the influence of his online personality is not to be questioned. From his Twitter, to the various renditions of his numerous online sites, it’s always been awesome to see his thoughts and motivations portrayed in another dimension.
You may recall the website that replaced KanyeUniversecity a few years ago. It was an online art gallery/inspiration board that operated in the same sense as many Tumblrs today (before Tumblr really took off the way it has). The aesthetic was beautiful and the site was awe-inspiring. I remember it being one of my favorite websites and artistic inspirations, introducing me to the likes of John Currin, George Condo, and Jean-Paul Goude (whose photography revolutionized the way I view and create art).
After Kanye replaced his gallery with his current website, I think I cried a little inside. The gallery was the most intimate viewing Kanye has ever made of his artistic thoughts and inspirations, and it featured #rare art pieces I’ve never been able to find anywhere else.
I’ve tried and failed before to find some archive of the site since it became defunct. I thought I’d never see it again. But alas, I found it (on a Kanye fan site lol).