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There's a giant Rihanna cut-out in Berlin

It may not be nude but it is headless

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 8 Jun 2016

Rihanna cut-out
Photo: rihannadaily/Instagram

Kim Kardashian's mural has competition now. Rihanna has been immortalised in the form of a giant cut-out, on display outside the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany since last Friday as part of the ninth annual Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art event. While the cut-out Riri is clothed in a bikini, it remains headless with a generic face painted on its chest.

 

Yep. That's real. #BerlinBiennale

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Entitled Ewaipanoma (Rihanna) by creator Colombian artist Juan Sebastián Peláez, the piece is a blown up version of a 2013 paparazzi shot of Riri in Barbados. MTV News notes that the name Ewaipanoma refers to a "mythical race of headless humanoids" that were apparently discovered in the 16th century by English explorer Walter Raleigh in Venezuela.

The piece is only one in Juan's series of "upright, oversize photo-cut outs of headless human bodies – captured in athletic positions, sporting bikini swimwear, or posing in the limelight in glitzy, bling gowns – with faces surreally integrated into their chests."

The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art runs from 4 June until 18 September 2016 at these places.

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