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Rihanna Unveils Powerful Artwork For Upcoming Album

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As Rihanna gears up for the release of her upcoming eighth studio album, the pop star is finally unveiling the artwork for the anticipated project titled, ANTI.

On Wednesday, the Barbadian beauty debuted the cover art while at a private viewing at the MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles.

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Painted with a red backdrop, the artwork, constructed by Israeli contemporary artist Roy Nachum, shows a little girl, with what appears to be a towel or skirt draped around her waist, a gold crown covering her eyes and a left balloon in her left hand.

On the work’s backdrop, you’ll also find braille with poems by Chloe Mitchell. Throughout the album, there are seven pieces of artwork, including the front and back covers. “Sometimes the ones who have sight are the blindest,” Badgalriri explained during the cover’s debut.

MAMA Gallery Instagram

MAMA Gallery Instagram

The pop star also shared on Instagram the definition of ANTI, which reads: A person opposed to a particular policy, activity, or idea.

The definition goes on to read: “In her collaboration with Roy Nachum, Rihanna has changed the history of album art. By continuing to follow her own instincts, her work strives to make an impact by doing the very antithesis of what the public expects.”

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The release date for Ri’s album has not been revealed yet.

 

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