This Giant Headless Rihanna Artwork Is The Star Of A Berlin Art Festival

Juan Sebastián Peláez has turned a beach photo into art.

Yep. That's real. #BerlinBiennale

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Berlin is currently hosting the annual Biennale for Contemporary Art and this Rihanna piece is catching all the attention. Colombian artist Juan Sebastián Peláez is behind the huge artwork and calls it Ewaipanoma (Rihanna). The original picture of Rihanna dates back to a holiday shot taken in Barbados in 2013 that Peláez has blown up, cut the head off, and placed a generic face onto the chest. The oversized cut-out has been on show at the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art since June 4.

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As MTV News notes, the name Ewaipanoma relates to a mythical race of headless humanoids supposedly discovered by English explorer Walter Raleigh in 16th century Venezuela.

Representatives for both Rihanna and Berlin Biennale did not immediately respond when approached for comment by The FADER.

June 07, 2016
This Giant Headless Rihanna Artwork Is The Star Of A Berlin Art Festival