Kim Kardashian hides her voluptuous body behind a thin coat of silver paint that leaves nothing to the imagination in W magazine’s Art issue. The shoot comes on the heels of Playboy’s release of nude photos from Kim’s 2007 shoot.

Kim is now living in Manhattan, for at least as long as it takes to shoot her latest reality show, “Kourtney and Kim Take New York.”

The show is a spin-off of her popular show E! Entertainment show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”

The photos were shot by Mark Seliger, and the story was written by Lynn Hirschberg, who notes that Kim can’t sing, or dance and has no other discernible talent.

Yet she has made a pretty living by just being herself.

Kim reportedly was none-too-pleased that the fashion magazine released the photos ahead of its publication.

They have since gone viral on the Internet and show her full breasts and ample butt.

Despite appearing on the cover of dozens of tabloid magazines, her hit reality show, fitness DVD and skin care and fragrance lines, she still struggles for credibility as a celebrity with no real defining talent — except her beauty and  weight battles.

Kim Kardashian in W magazine.

But if that’s all she’s got, she knows how to work it.

After Playboy recently released a series of photos showing Kardashian semi-nude from a 2007 photo shoot, reports claimed she regretted posing.

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“Kim was really upset that the new photos were released,” a source close to Kim reportedly told gossip Web site radaronline. ” She freaked out that they were out there, she didn’t think that they were going to be seen again.”

But other sources claim Kim was mainly concerned because she didn’t making any money from the photos. She signed her rights away when the shoot was done.

For her part, Kim has said she was misquoted.

“When I said that comment, I had said…’I’m sorry that I did Playboy then, when I was in the shape that I was in. Not the shape that I’m in now. Because I had lost 15 pounds. … So it kind of got misconstrued a little bit,” she said.