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Singaporean model says she’s ‘shattered’ after artist allegedly used her likeness in a nude painting

  • Singaporean model Duan Mei Yue accused Russian artist Angelina Poveteva of using an image of her 18-year-old self as a reference for a nude painting that sold for $10,000.
  • The painting was put on sale and displayed in an exhibition by Poveteva.
  • Duan shared her Instagram conversation with Poveteva, who claimed her painting is based on another model; however, according to Duan, the reference photos Poveteva sent her were Photoshopped.
  • Duan is having trouble executing a lawsuit due to Russia’s complicated copyright laws.

Singaporean model and artist Duan Mei Yue accused Russian artist Angelina Poveteva of stealing her image and using it as the reference for a nude painting that sold for $10,000. 

Duan took to Instagram and TikTok to point out the likeness of Poveteva’s painting, titled “Time to Open Your Eyes,” to a photograph taken of her when she was 18-years-old.

Video: Malaysian artist draws multiple portraits with his hands, feet and mouth all at the same time

  • Malaysian artist Saiful Thaqif went viral on social media for simultaneously drawing five portraits using both hands, feet and his mouth.
  • The artist drew portraits of Malaysian and American celebrities, including Michael Jackson and Mr. Bean.

A Malaysian artist has gone viral for simultaneously sketching five portraits of celebrities and Malaysian public figures using his hands, feet and mouth. 

Saiful Thaqif, a 39-year old secondary school teacher, previously went viral for his art portraits, wherein he simultaneously draws with both hands and feet. In his latest TikTok, which was posted on Jan. 11, Thaqif amazed viewers by adding his mouth as a tool to sketch while already using both hands and feet.

Filipino artist amazes by sketching all 7 BTS member at the same time

Filipino Artist

A Filipino artist has gone viral for simultaneously sketching all seven members of the mega K-pop group BTS.

Jaw-dropping talent: In a video posted on NPR’s Instagram page, Junel Salido, a 20-year-old artist from Rosario, a municipality in the Philippines’ province of Agusan del Sur,  can be seen sketching BTS members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook. The video has been viewed more than 1.1 million times as of this writing.

‘You’re already in the authoritarian state’: Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei criticizes US ‘woke’ culture

Ai Weiwei Criticizes American Political Correctness

Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei has warned about political correctness in the U.S., saying its perpetuation has already turned the country into an authoritarian state without people knowing it.

About Ai Weiwei: Ai, 64, is a contemporary artist who openly criticizes the Chinese Communist Party. In 2011, he was imprisoned for 81 days during a government crackdown that targeted writers, human rights lawyers and other activists.

Meet Artist Drue Kataoka, the First Asian American Woman to Be the Face of Clubhouse

Drue Kataoka

Clubhouse, the pioneering audio-focused social networking platform, has selected acclaimed artist, technologist and activist Drue Kataoka as its newest “icon.” This marks the eighth time the San Francisco-based company has chosen a face to represent its app, which has drawn 13 million users on iOS to date.

Kataoka — a Tokyo-born, West Coast-raised artist — is the first Asian American woman and first visual artist to occupy the role, which will last for several weeks in time for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Her selection also comes at an important time of reckoning in the U.S. for the treatment of Asian Americans, who have been targets of violence since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Artist Warns Foreigners NOT to Move to Japan to Work in Anime Because of Painfully Low Paychecks

A Japanese animator has completely rejected the idea of foreigners moving to Japan to work in anime for one crucial reason.

Terumi Nishii, whose major credits include “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable” and “A Town Where You Live,” explained her side on her second Twitter account, which reportedly functions as her primary connection to international otakus.

Japanese Artist Who Created ‘Momo’ Has Destroyed It After Causing Online Hysteria

The Japanese artist behind the horrifying image used in the viral Momo controversy stated that he has already destroyed the sculpture, proclaiming “Momo is dead.”

According to the artist Keisuke Aisawa, identified by the Sun as Keisuke Aiso, he feels “responsible” for terrifying parents and children around the world after online trolls used his piece to prank victims via the “Momo Challenge.”

Influencer Tries to Pay For Filipino Artist’s $300 Portrait With a Shout-out

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A budding artist in the Philippines has expressed his frustration on Facebook after a local social influencer allegedly sought his services in exchange for a “shout out.”

Hans Alcanzare shared screenshots on Facebook of his conversation with the said potential client who asked him to do a portrait just like the one he did of the reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray.