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Rihanna Took Over a DTLA Gallery to Reveal Her Next Album's Artwork

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The FOMO struggle was very real last night, as only a select few were invited to Rihanna's exclusive exhibition at MAMA Gallery in DTLA's Art District. Hosting the grand unveiling of artwork for "Anti"—RiRi's forthcoming eighth studio album—the event featured seven original oil paintings by contemporary artist Roy Nachum. Per the official press release:

Included in these seven paintings is the album cover, which depicts a young girl with a gold crown covering her eyes, and a black balloon strung tightly to her wrist, painted in multiple, intersecting views. The back cover features an oil painting of the same young girl seen from behind. Both paintings are cleverly inscribed with sculpted Braille poetry by Chloe Mitchel that spreads between the front and the back cover of the album. Additional paintings featured as inside album artwork include poetry sculpted in Braille by Roy Nachum. This is the first time an album has ever incorporated physical Braille. The Braille inscription will also allow people who are blind to experience an entire album by touch.
See a time lapse video of Nachum painting the album's cover below and get ready to see RiRi and her next-level style more often as she starts promoting the upcoming release.

MAMA Gallery

1242 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, CA 90013