North West is joining the ranks of “classic” artists, at least in the eyes of his mother Kim Kardashian.
Immortalizing the Bob Ross-inspired painting of her daughter, which caused quite a stir for its authenticity a few weeks ago, Kardashian posted on her social media.
“I just had to post this because it’s a Northwest classic!” The proud 40-year-old mom wrote Tuesday alongside a photo of the artwork.
Earlier this month, TikTok user Camryn Fred took to the popular social media app shortly after fans began to wonder if 7-year-old North would be able to pull off the painting, explaining that West did indeed paint the stunning. I work under the instructions of Fred’s mother, an art teacher.
“My mom taught me how to do this and she taught North how to do the same two weeks ago,” revealed Fred. “She has been an art teacher for 30 years, and everyone who comes to her classes goes through this same painting when they start.”
Before Fred came to the boy’s defense, Kardashian herself spoke up for her daughter.
“DON’T PLAY WITH ME WHEN IT COMES TO MY CHILDREN !!!” The Skims founder said on her Instagram story at the time. “My daughter and her best friend have been taking a serious oil painting class that nurtures and nurtures their talents and creativity.”
“North worked incredibly hard on his painting, which took several weeks to complete,” he continued. “As a proud mother, she wanted to share her work with everyone. I see opinion pieces in the media and social networks of older adults who do not know if my son really painted this or not. How dare you see kids doing amazing things and then try to accuse them of NOT being awesome!?!?! “