Is it a dark descent into megalomania and vanity, or high art, or both?
In what may be our epoch’s most brilliant statement ever on millennial culture, Kim Kardashian is working on a book that will consist purely of her selfies. “Selfish,” to be published by Rizzoli’s Universe imprint, will feature “many never-before-seen personal images,” according to the book’s description, and appears to not be a parody.
Besides being a full-throated celebration of narcissism at its sultriest and most duck-lipped, it could, theoretically, be a moneymaker. Or a work of art that defines our times, apparently:
“Widely regarded as a trailblazer of the “selfie movement”—a modern-day self-portrait of the digital age—Kim has mastered the art of taking flattering and highly personal photos of oneself,” says Rizzoli in its description of the book.
The $20 book will be 352 pages long and feature close-ups of the starlet’s pouting face on page after page, until each of those pages are filled.
Her photos are sure to run the gamut from sexually suggestive to sexually suggestive, much like her Instagram. If you can’t get enough of Kim’s coy, sidelong glance and her curiously vacant eyes, this book’s for your coffee table.