PINK- Ripping off New Zealand artist Martin Emond
Has anyone seen Pinks new music video?
In her latest video she has ripped off some of the late Martin Emonds characters, Martin Emond was an great New Zealand graphic/character artist who passed away 2 years ago.
We’re wondering just how much cash rock video production designers and stylists for are paid to come up with original ideas. You see, the latest video from American pop singer Pink borrows heavily from the work of well-known New Zealand artist Martin Emond.
The single “U + Ur Hand”, to be released in Europe at the end of August, features Pink wearing clothing and posing as several of Emond’s characters, including BabyRedKnuckles, RockerBikergirl and HardCandy.
“Seems whoever styled or created the video has obviously come across our favorite son Marty Emond’s artworks and ‘borrowed’, says Steve Hodge from New Zealand clothing label Illicit, who looks after Emond’s estate together with his family.
Illicit reproduces some of Emond’s most iconic images on hoodies, shirts and more. “As we all realised,” says Hodge, “Marty was well ahead of everyone in creating new looks and characters! At least it’s not Britney Spears.”
Emond gained notoriety for his over the top illustrations in the 1992 comic book series White Trash, written by Gordon Rennie. He also drew for UK comic 2000 AD, D.C. comics’ Lobo mini-series and he illustrated album covers for heavy metaller Glenn Danzig. He lived in Los Angeles for the last eight months of his life before committing suicide in 2004, aged 34.