Disney "Looking Into" Allegations of Design Theft Over 'Solo' Posters
Disney is looking into allegations from French artist Hachim Bahous that art he did for a series of albums in 2015 was ripped off for Solo: A Star Wars Story posters.
Bahous made the claim over the weekend via a Facebook post that was set to public, but was changed to private on Monday morning. The Hollywood Reporter got a screenshot before the page was changed, which shows Solo artwork next to Bahous' album covers.
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"I am flattered that the quality of my work is recognized, but it is still pure and simple forgery, I have not been asked for my permission, I wish to be credited and paid for this work I have done for Sony!" Bahous wrote.
The artist claims that the posters resemble work he did for album covers back in 2015 for Sony Recordings France/Legacy Records France. The albums collected classic songs from artists of various musical genres.
"The posters were created by an outside vendor and it’s something we are currently looking into," a spokesman for Disney told THR.
by Pamela McClintock
by Richard Newby