Pinay artist releases to public the copyright of her Kobe Bryant spontaneous realism painting

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 28, 2020 03:58 PM
Pinay artist releases copyright of her Kobe Bryant painting
To pay tribute to the NBA legend and share her work, artist Celeste Lecaroz announced on her Facebook account that she is releasing the copyright to her spontaneous realism painting “Mamba Forever,” the title of which is taken from the moniker that Kobe Bryant gave himself.

Visual artist and book publisher Celeste Lecaroz was so moved by the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant that she was prompted to create a huge, 5 feet X 5 feet portrait of the basketball star in spontaneous realism style.

To pay tribute to the NBA legend and share her work, Lecaroz announced on her Facebook account that she is releasing the copyright to her spontaneous realism painting “Mamba Forever,” the title of which is taken from the moniker that Bryant gave himself.

She said, “The painting ‘Mamba Forever’ is hereby released to the public domain. Permission is hereby granted to for the public to reproduce the image in any form on the sole condition that the painter, Celeste Lecaroz, will be given proper attribution.”

A few months back, Lecaroz bought a copy of the bio Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant and found inspiration from the 2008 NBA MVP’s insights and philosophy. Lecaroz said, “The Mamba’s singular pursuit and unwavering dedication to complete a life-defining basketball career, one game at a time, had been nothing short of exemplary… Engaging in the game, as in art, can be likened to a spiritual pursuit of excellence and then something else, something that no financial reward can match in terms of satisfaction….”

Bryant’s fans, as well as enthusiasts of the visual arts and sports are welcome to use the painting created by Lecaroz for purposes of propagating the values, ideals and legacy of the late Black Mamba — as long as the artist is given credit for the image. 

To contact Celeste Lecaroz, please send a message to the Facebook page of San Anselmo Publications, Inc. of which Lecaroz is the President.

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