February 14, 2018

Artist Accusing Kendrick Lamar of Stealing Artwork for ‘All the Stars’ Visual! [PHOTO]

Artist Accusing Kendrick Lamar of Stealing Artwork for ‘All the Stars’ Visual!  [PHOTO]

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Kendrick Lamar and Sza’s ‘All The Stars’ visual has been celebrated immensely since it was released last week.

While many continue to gawk over the beauty in the video, the African inspired footage hit a nerve for British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor.

According to reports Viktor believes Kendrick and the TDE team stole her idea and mimicked her work in the ‘All The Stars’ video.

Why would they do this? It’s an ethical issue, because what the whole film purports is that it’s about black empowerment, African excellence — that’s the whole concept of the story. And at the same time they’re stealing from African artists,” said Lina Iris Viktor in an interview with the New York Times.

Victor’s lawyer says the least she wants is a PUBLIC APOLOGY.

Take a look at Victor’s work compared to the visual below:

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to begin the new year as I hope to continue, I am very happy to announce that I will be presenting a new suite of works in a solo presentation for The Armory with Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in March 2018. More information forthcoming. via @thearmoryshow Gallery Preview | Working with a minimal color palette, artist @linairisviktor finishes her canvases with the ancient practice of 24-karat gold gilding. Presented by @marianeibrahimgallery, Viktor’s works will be on view within the Galleries section of the fair. • • #TheArmoryShow #ArmoryGalleries #LinaIrisViktor #MarianeIbrahimGallery #NewYorkArtFair images: constellations I + works in progress.

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