Scott Marsh's Kanye Loves Kanye mural in Teggs Lane, Chippendale, has been painted over. Photo: Scott Marsh Instagram
Ye Loves Ye, we hardly knew ye.
Sydney street artist Scott Marsh's instantly iconic six-metre tall mural of Kanye making out with himself on the mean streets of Chippo is officially gone, after the artist held up his promise of painting over the thing if a print sold for $100,000.
An unknown buyer - who may or may not be the rapper but is certainly enjoyably wealthy - came through with the purchase over the weekend, and the work was quickly buffed yesterday.
In other words, if you foolishly missed your selfie opportunity by being too lazy to walk the extra block from your weekend visits to Brickfields or Central Park Daiso, you're now gonna need a time travelling machine.
Late last month, Marsh revealed that a member of Kanye's camp had contacted him offering "a decent chunk of money" to paint over the mural.
Sceptical, Marsh instead set the terms for its removal on auction website 1xRun: a $100,000 price tag for a 44x68 inch print of the work, a two-week deadline on the sale, and the guarantee that the mural would be painted over within 24 hours of purchase.
Yesterday, even Marsh seemed somewhat shocked by the purchase. "If anyone needs me, I'll be at the Lord Gladstone drinking from the top shelf #whatamonth," he wrote on Instagram, sharing a screengrab of the sold work.