Rihanna posed alongside a monstrous sculpture of her headless self with giant boobs while visiting Berlin, and uploaded the evidence yesterday to Instagram.
The work, titled “Ewaipanoma (Rihanna),” by Colombian artist Juan Sebastián Peláez, features RiRi’s giant image photoshopped as an Acéfalo ― a headless monster with a face in its chest, an image used by early European explorers to depict Caribbean natives. Peláez remixed celebrities from the Caribbean region including J.Lo, Ricky Martin, Sofia Vergara and her holiness Rihanna in his takedown of cultural exploitation and image-hungry celebrity culture.
“It’s all the same today as it was 500 years ago,” Peláez explained to 032c. “Propaganda, advertisement, the creation of an image to reinforce power. Today we just have glossier paper.”
Rihanna blessed the work as “too wild,” and for a moment, all the terrible bullshit in the world vanished, just like Rihanna’s head and neck.
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