What is condom art, and why are A-Listers putting it in their homes?

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    Kylie Jenner and Kris Jenner’s LA homes were featured in this month’s Architectural Digest, with the mother and daughter giving the publication grand tours of their private pads.

    Unsurprisingly, like everything the Jenner-Kardashians do, it became a huge talking point.

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    What were you doing when you were 21 years old? Looking for a job? Settling for an unpaid internship? Shopping for a foldout futon? @kyliejenner hasn’t got time for all that. The wildly popular entrepreneur, reality-television star, and youngest member of the Jenner/Kardashian clan is busy presiding over a cosmetics empire worth roughly $800 million. Forbes magazine speculated that she is on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire in history. To borrow a hackneyed phrase, when Kylie talks, people listen. “Kylie is the ultimate celebrity, the ultimate influencer. For someone her age to have achieved so much is frankly astonishing,” says @martynbullard, the Los Angeles #AD100 designer tasked with conjuring a dream home worthy of a vivacious almost-billionaire superstar. “I told Martyn I wanted a fresh, fun vibe to match the way I was feeling. Color was essential. I love pink, and I wanted a lot of it!” Jenner recalls of her earliest conversations with the decorator. Sly nods to @kyliecosmetics, Jenner’s blockbuster business, abound. In the dining room, for example, the leather upholstery on the chairs was custom-dyed to match colors from Kylie’s lipstick collection, ranging from ceruse to pale pink to deep garnet. Everything reflects Kylie’s personality,” Bullard says, referring to the Damien Hirst “I Love You” butterfly silk screens that adorn the dining room, pictured here. Visit the link in our profile to see more of the home. Photo by @thefacinator; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @lawrenhowell

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    But it wasn’t Kris Jenner’s wall of Birkin bags or Kylie’s ‘Plastic’ make up station (complete with multiple pastel wigs) that baffled the internet. Instead it was their shared love of condom art.

    Yes, really. Condom art is a thing, and it seems to be taking LA by storm.

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    Both Kylie and Kris Jenner’s homes appeared to be decked out in work by artist Beau Dunn, but it wasn’t Beau’s big Barbie frames or Need Money for Birkin piece that made the most noise. Instead it was her large condom wall sculptures, from her ‘Size Does Matter’ collection, that featured in Kylie’s (and apparently Kris’) homes.

    What is condom art?

    Beau Dunn’s condom art consists of sculptures of Trojan condom packets, coming in eight 25 x 25 inch styles: Intense Pleasure, Ultra Ribbed, Magnum XXL, Her Pleasure, His Pleasure, BareSkin, Twister Lubricated and Pure Ecstasy Lubricant.

    How much is condom art?

    While the price is not known for Beau’s condom sculptures, judging by her work that is on sale, they must have been pretty pricy. Beau is currently selling six Barbie prints, with the prices ranging from $1000 to $8000.

    So – condom art is a thing. There’s some news that none of us were expecting.

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