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Kimberly Almazan, special counsel with Withers.

In January, Ariana Grande joined a not-so-exclusive and ever-growing club; just like Macy’s, General Motors and the National Rifle Association, she was recently sued by a visual artist for copyright infringement.

The lawsuit against Grande was filed in Nevada federal court, Kush v. Grande-Butera, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, Case No. 2:19-cv-00186-GMN-VCF, by artist Vladimir Kush, whose work is reminiscent of the early 20th-century, avant-garde “Surrealist” movement. Kush created and registered copyrights for two separate paintings that depicted the silhouette of a woman with raised arms as the wick in the center of the flame of a candle, against a backdrop of clouds. Grande, who recently enjoyed success with a hit song titled, “God is a Woman,” created a corresponding music video for her song. Kush claims that certain portions of the music video feature images of a silhouette of Grande as the wick in the center of the flame of a candle, and that those portions of the music video are “nearly identical” to his copyrighted paintings. Along with Grande, the music video’s director, producer and production company were sued, as was her recording label.

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