Kanye's got deep pockets.
Kanye West spent a good amount of time in the wilderness in 2018. He was stationed up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for months while he worked on new music. The gorgeous mountains and scarcely populated communities of the wilderness were an escape for 'Ye, and he also visited Arizona during his adventures. Yeezy stopped by the Roden Crater, and was amazed by what he saw. According to The Wall Street Journal, Kanye West donated $10 million to the Turrell Art Foundation in support of a display at the Roden Crater.
West was most impressed by artist James Turrell, who has been embedding art into the extinct volcano crater. The G.O.O.D. Music creator is a known fan of art, and Turrell started working on the crater in 1977. On Monday (January 14), West said he would donate the funds to the Turrell Art Foundation to help fund Roden Crater Project. Mr. Turrell has been embedding works for more than four decades. He's been carving tunnels into the crater that lead to temple-like rooms. Oval ceiling openings paint the rooms in different colors depending on the time of day and temperature. Turrell is 75 years old, and has had issues funding the project for years.