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White Muralist Raises 12,000 in Funds to Create Mural he Stole from a Black Instagram Artist  

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Hours ago, a report broke that Devins, who produced a mural featuring an Egyptian likeness of ex-FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s face for Chicago area residents — Chappel Avenue and 74th street, to be exact — had, in fact, stolen that exact image from, you guessed it, a black artist named Gelila Lila Mesfin.

Not only did he use it, but after launching a GoFundMe campaign for the funds to do the work, where he exceeded his initial goal of raising over $9,000 (he ended up raising over eleven thousand dollars) didn’t have the decency and integrity to reach out to Mesfin for her permission and an offer on the table for credit and compensation.

As you can imagine, Mesfin, alerted by friends and fans on social media of what happened, was pissed. She let it be known just how pissed she was in a lengthy Instagram post, which has collected over two thousand likes and over five hundred comments, the majority of them showing outpourings of support and outrage.


Chicago Muralist Raised 12,000 in Funds to Create Mural He Stole From a Black Instagram Artist

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Posted : 04/23/2017 6:22 am
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Look at Culture Bandits by Del Jones

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Posted : 04/23/2017 3:13 pm
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Also look at Enemies by Haki Madhubuti. It's what they do. We should not be surprised.

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Posted : 04/23/2017 3:30 pm

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