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Kim Kardashian gets unique handbag as Christmas gift from Kanye West

Kim Kardashian received this questionable Christmas gift from

Kim Kardashian received this questionable Christmas gift from beau Kanye West. (Credit: Kim Kardashian via Instagram)

What to give the reality star who has everything?

Apparently Kanye West thought a hand-painted Birkin bag was just the thing. He presented his love with a massive tan-leather Hermes bag (a basic style retails for about $16,000) that boasts an original painting by famous artist George Condo, whose work has reportedly sold for $1 million-plus. We're only guessing that the three nude female figures in the painting represent Kim Kardashian and sisters, but hmmm, who's the green-faced, bare-chested monster-man leering in the background?

Artistic symbolism aside, Kim was apparently delighted with the present, which she trotted out Thursday, pairing it with ripped skinny jeans, a comfy top and pale coat. She posted a pic on Instagram with the caption: #HandPaintedGeorgeCondo #HermesBirkin #OneofOne #ChristmasPresentFromYeezy.

Her Instagram followers (nearly 12 million on Saturday) had a lot to say. Some were enthusiastic. "I'm pretty sure no one in their right mind would turn down this gift," wrote tkgharder, while hlperry77 begged to differ. "That is the worst 'art' piece I have ever seen. Who would think that was in good taste?? Small children can paint better pictures than that. It's just awful."

To see a full photo of the bag, which depicts painted female nudity and may be a little racy for some, click here.

Then vote in the poll below and tell us what you think of it.

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