After artist Jeresneyka Rose published her portrait of late rapper Nipsey Hussle on social media, her followers alerted her that Walmart was selling prints of the painting.
Street artist Julian Rivera claims his copyrighted design, a heart symbol enlaced with the word “Love” in cursive, was used in a DeGeneres-designed apparel line sold at Walmart without his permission.
Adding another powerful online brand to its purse, Walmart recently announced the acquisition of Art.com, which calls itself the “world’s largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art.”
What’s the best way to combat the post-Thanksgiving hangover? Probably not waking up before dawn (or even after dinner) and lining up at a store to buy stuff. This Black Friday, let’s celebrate instead with a slew of anti-consumption posters and memes, many of which are supporting Walmart’s employees in striking against the exploitative store.