April 12, 2021
DC lawyer/lobbyist and entrepreneur (and former Washingtonian Style Setter) Vinoda Basnayake has long been a big fan of Kanye West. Now, he’s the proud new owner of the musician/designer’s childhood artwork.
Basnayake’s interest in West’s artwork was piqued last year, when it was showcased on an episode of PBS series Antiques Roadshow. There, four of West’s pieces, along with a program from an art show the rapper held when he was 17, were presented by Damien Dziepak. Dziepak said that his husband is West’s first cousin, and that his spouse received the art after the 2007 death of Kanye’s mother, Donda West.
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