An opened container holds an island.
Based on a variation of Marius Sperlich’s work, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and G-Eazy lounge on the sand, which is in the shape of a butt.
In a warehouse, Brown and several dancers perform a routine.
Based on a variation of Vanessa McKeown’s work, a young woman pricks a balloon in the shape of a lightbulb.
Against a mustard yellow background, Brown dances.
Based on a variation of Paul Fuentes’ work, “Gay Tape,” a pink tape unrolls. Soap overflows from a pineapple drink.
Against a black background, people hang in the air.
Minaj stands by an oversized sandcastle. She sits inside a hot pink bathroom.
Minaj raps against a bubblegum pink background.
Based on a variation of Catherine Losing’s work, two cantaloupes sit inside a bra. A pair of lemons sit on the ground. The right lemon has a ring attached to it. A dial turns on a woman’s nipple. Both which is based on Sperlich’s work.
G-Eazy dances against an cornflower background. With a screen split in three, all three perform against their backgrounds.
On the island, three women lie on their blankets and shake their butts.
Based on work by Jamie Calderon, a banana is blurred out.
Tyga joins them on the island.
According to Marius Sperlich in an Instagram post, his work and others were stolen without credit. None of the artists received payment. Chris Brown, with the participation of Nicki Minaj and G-Eazy, exploited the artists and devalued them.
Marius Sperlich is a German artist and his latest work is the Playboy winter cover for 2019. He told Playboy that he “the purpose of this artwork is to act as a reflection of contemporary society. Change is in the air as a new generation of ideas takes hold. Demonstrations are the embodiment of unity, people banding together from all walks of life for a common cause. The censored nipple here functions as the poster child to a much broader problem of social injustice, and our protesters want to know: is this, really, the land of the free?”
Vanessa McKeown graduated from the Chelsea College of Arts, as reported by Creativepool. She prefers to keep her images bright and focuses on using food in unusual ways.
Paul Fuentes began as a graphic designer, according to his website. He traveled to Europe and viewed the world in a new way. He returned home and started to work on his designs.
In a Q&A with The Native Society, London-based artist Catherine Losing said, “don’t trust someone who’s misogynistic to the waitress.” She also wakes up at 6:00 a.m. with her baby, drinks a glass of wine for lunch at noon, and ends her day at 7 p.m.
Directors: Arrad Rahgoshay & Chris Brown Year: 2019