Kanye West to Donate $10 Million to Extinct Volcano Art Project
The charitable gift will help fund James Turrell’s Roden Crater Project, which is one that will see him transform a volcano crater into an observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. The project will "offer a series of pathways, tunnels, chambers and openings onto the sky from within and around the crater’s surface," according to Turrell’s website.
Apparently, Kanye visited the Roden Crater last December and was blown away by what he saw. He told The Wall Street Journal, via a statement, that he wants the Roden Crater Project to be “experienced and enjoyed for eternity.”
As for Mr. Turrell, he’s thrilled about Kanye’s huge donation to the project.
Interestingly, Turrell has also inspired another rapper—Drake. Apparently, Drizzy’s “Hotline Bling” video was inspired by Turrell although he had nothing do with the creation of the visual itself.
Kanye has been in a charitable mood as of late. In November, the 41-year-old artist donated $150,000 to the family of a Chicago security guard who was shot and killed by police while trying to detain a suspect in a bar shooting. In the same month, Kanye, along with Adidas, contributed $500,000 to help families affected by the California wildfires.
In the end, Kanye West's $10 million gift to the Extinct Volcano Project might be his biggest donation yet.
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