The Diamond-Dusted Kaplan Twins on Their New Print Series

The Diamond-Dusted Kaplan Twins on Their New Print Series

Lexi and Allie Kaplan speak exclusively to V about their newest collaboration with ArtLife, a series of diamond-dusted prints.

Lexi and Allie Kaplan speak exclusively to V about their newest collaboration with ArtLife, a series of diamond-dusted prints.

Text: Christina Cacouris

Professional provocateurs Lexi and Allie Kaplan (aka The Kaplan Twins) are back with their infamous nude portrait series—but for the first time, they're offering a limited-edition run of glittery diamond-dusted prints.

The identical twin sisters entered the art world with a bang, with their portrait of Kim Kardashian (replicating a still shot of her sex tape) being purchased by PornHub and hung in their offices. Rather than only focusing on nudifying celebrities, the twins included themselves, too, painting a portrait of the two of them topless, which have now been turned into a series of prints in a collaboration with ArtLife.

Speaking about the project, they offered: “This is our first edition of prints. It’s special to us because the painting is a fan favorite, but not everyone can afford the large scale oil paintings. This is a way for our fans to collect at not such an extreme price point."

"We also made a few special copies that are embellished with diamond dust, and those are just fun and sparkly and look great," they added. "The collaboration with ArtLife is also so exciting for us because they work with amazing artists such as Alec Monopoly, Retna, Mister E and represent some of our idols including Andy Warhol, Basquiat, and Keith Haring. To be able to partner with them at the level of these great artists is super exciting.”

Watch them talk about the new prints in the film below, and find the prints at ArtLife Gallery.

Credits: IMAGE COURTESY OF THE KAPLAN TWINS

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