Recently New York based >”””””””artist
Jeanette Hayes was exposed on Twitter for stealing works from several mangaka and illustrators all over the world, most of the Japanese in the name of Appropriationism, Net Art, Pop Art, and maybe some other art movement overrun with creatively bankrupt artist to go die. All of these works are being exhibited in galleries, sold in artbooks and part of other commercial deals.
The issue with Jeanette Hayes is that she is not using simply icons well embedded in pop culture or public domain, noboby is gonna think you invented Tommy & Jerry or the Toei Sailor Moon anime unless you have been living under a rock the last century, she’s using work for lesser known, niche authors and media who never come up mentioned because it’s very obvious she was expecting to not be found (and has very little to no respect for them). Not only has she poorly traced artwork for exhibitions, but also reposted work as hers in her Instagram account.
What can you do to help? First of all, many institutions don’t listen to complains and copyright violation reports unless the one complaining is the author themselves, so Japanese and Russian (and maybe more) translators would be of so much help in this case. You can find links to their pages below. Also help contact each of the artist, as many are still clueless because they are just so many so to handle. Publish or send me more identified stolen art to add to this list. And spread this post and BleedingCool article if possible.