The estate of radical Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta, known for her taboo-busting performance art, is suing Amazon for borrows images from Mendieta’s work in the upcoming “Suspiria” remake, Deadline reports.
Which is exactly the kind of niche art history drama that I live for. The lawsuit claims the “Suspiria” teaser trailer, released on June 4, featured two shots influenced by Mendieta’s 1970’s works “Rape Scene” and “Untitled (Silueta Series, Mexico).”
One shot showed a woman’s hands bound with rope (which the lawsuit says is inspired by “Rape Scene”) and the other depicted the bloody silhouette of a body on a sheet (allegedly inspired by “Silueta Series”). This controversy makes me want to see it even more. What do you think of all this?
Article written by Aaron Friar