Not content for those pregnancy portraits being contained to our phone screens, one muralist has taken Beyonc’s recent photoshoot to new heights giving her the five-storey mural she so truly deserves.
The notorious Lushsux is the Melbourne-based Australian street artist behind the work, and it seems everyone is in love with the iconic photo’s rendering.
The anonymous artist, who is often called problematic for his ironic depictions of celebrities like Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Hillary Clinton, told the Daily Mail “Makes sense to co-opt that [image] for myself while rubbing my hands greedily together,” adding that it took him “five long days in the harsh heat wave that’s hitting Australia right now … I now look like a red lobster, the sunscreen melted off me while up 20 metres high in a cherry picker.”
But with great effort comes great reward. Now pregnant locals are getting in on the act, too, posing in front of Instagram’s most “liked” image of all time, to create their own maternity shoot on the fly.
The mural’s unveiling comes just a week after the artist hit up social media with a request for wall space fit for a pregnant-with-twins Queen, asking, “Who has a massive wall for this Beyonce maternity photo in Melbourne? Ideally four to five stories high? DM and tag in anyone who could help or would be interested.”
Man, that was quick. But Beyonc deserves nothing less.