W Magazine Defends Kim Kardashian Nude Photo Shoot
The mag insists the naked shoot was art not porn…
A rep for W Magazine has responded to Kim Kardashian's claims that she was shocked and surprised over how her saucy nude photoshoot for the publication turned out.
As previously reported, Kardashian was seen in her reality show Kourtney & Kim Take New York being shown the finished artwork from the shoot for the first time and breaking down in sobs, saying:
"[I was told] this artist will put images of architecture and buildings and stuff on top of me so you will see my body shape and the outline but not actually my boobs or anything… [But] I'm more naked here than I was in my Playboy!"
A spokesperson for W Magazine has claimed that Kim was aware of what was being planned however, and the shoot was very much an "artistic collaboration" between the heiress and the mag.
"In keeping in line with the theme of W Magazine's November Art Issue, Kim Kardashian's cover was conceived as an artistic collaboration with well-known artist Barbara Kruger, and was a meditation on the influence that reality TV has on contemporary culture," a spokesman told NY Mag.
"The inside portfolio documented the career and power of Kim Kardashian as a work of art, using the language of artists like Jeff Koons... and Gilbert & George."
Despite her initial shock, it seems that Kim hasn't remained upset about the shoot for too long however, saying on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show:
"I love it now and I'm glad that I did it, but when you are told something and it's not what you think it's going to be, I was so shocked. I felt like I'd been here and done this and kind of wanted to move on from that.
"At the end of the day they are gorgeous photos and I'm glad I did it and I love them, but at the time I was shocked about how they weren't how I thought they would be."
She added: "I knew what I was doing. I took my clothes off, I did a nude shoot but it wasn't supposed to be that way so I was upset."