It is no secret that Kanye West has shown a deep appreciation for fine art. It seems as if the art world is reciprocating that appreciation as 'Ye's famous visage is being immortalized in a new painting.

Artist Marc Dennis' recent exhibit at the Hasted Kraeutler art gallery in New York features a painting of a security guard that bares a striking resemblance to Mr. West. This whimsical painting portrays the Yeezy-faced sentry standing guard in front of golden-framed portrait of a kitten.

The painting is part of Dennis' exhibition entitled "An Artist, A Curator And A Rabbi Walk Into A Bar…" that is running at the Hasted Kraeutler art gallery from November 8 to January 4.

You can see a photo of the painting in the picture above.

[Via Def Jam]