You can now check out some of your favourite HEROES on Cosmopolitan Magazine.de in the following link: http://www.cosmopolitan.de/lifestyle/kultur/a-56896/disney-helden-als-pin-up-models.html  DK.

You can now check out some of your favourite HEROES on Cosmopolitan Magazine.de in the following link: http://www.cosmopolitan.de/lifestyle/kultur/a-56896/disney-helden-als-pin-up-models.html


 DK.

DAVID KAWENA @ FACEBOOK -
http://www.facebook.com/david.kawenaWill you join me there as well?DK.

DAVID KAWENA @ FACEBOOK -

http://www.facebook.com/david.kawena

Will you join me there as well?
DK.

RedHead Magazine by David KawenaIssue # 01You can’t go bad with a red! Dedicated to dear Argentinian friend who’s got a kick for everything orange. xxx DK.

RedHead Magazine by David Kawena

Issue # 01


You can’t go bad with a red!
Dedicated to dear Argentinian friend who’s got a kick for everything orange.
xxx

DK.

What better way to celebrate 4th of July then with a true American Heroine? Since I can’t celebrate tonight as it’s Shabbat, I will have my own very special Pocahontas CEL-EBRATION on Sunday, thanks to some dear new friends. Enjoy this drawing I did of Pocahontas a few years ago and HAVE A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to all my American friends, fans and followers. #4thofJuly#HappyIndependenceDay DK.

What better way to celebrate 4th of July then with a true American Heroine? Since I can’t celebrate tonight as it’s Shabbat, I will have my own very special Pocahontas CEL-EBRATION on Sunday, thanks to some dear new friends. Enjoy this drawing I did of Pocahontas a few years ago and HAVE A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to all my American friends, fans and followers. #4thofJuly#HappyIndependenceDay 

DK.

So, today my Facebook page changed a little bit with the addition of the little blue round next to me page name. This means Facebook as verified my page to be the official page of David Kawena! I’m extremely happy about this, as for the past year far too many people have posted my works on their page, claiming these are their works, or claiming to be me. 
Now, it’s all official, and you are welcome to visit my one and only official page on Facebook where you can follow all the latest updates and artworks. 
Log on to: www.facebook.com/david.kawena click the LIKE button and then make sure to mark the ‘get notification’ bar, otherwise you won’t see my updates. 
Thank you all so very much for your constant support here on TUMBLR, and all my other online platforms.
DK. 

So, today my Facebook page changed a little bit with the addition of the little blue round next to me page name. This means Facebook as verified my page to be the official page of David Kawena! I’m extremely happy about this, as for the past year far too many people have posted my works on their page, claiming these are their works, or claiming to be me. 

Now, it’s all official, and you are welcome to visit my one and only official page on Facebook where you can follow all the latest updates and artworks. 

Log on to: www.facebook.com/david.kawena click the LIKE button and then make sure to mark the ‘get notification’ bar, otherwise you won’t see my updates. 

Thank you all so very much for your constant support here on TUMBLR, and all my other online platforms.

DK. 

Visited Olivier CIappa’s website where his biography states the following:
"Olivier Ciappa oscillates between very different artistic disciplines but have a common goal: to tell stories that can show his worldview of beauty, sweetness and a few calming. This artist, a native of Polynesia, is now director of short films, stage musicals, theater, children’s book illustrator, producer and director of documentaries, film journalist, photographer or designer collectible stamps, including the new Marianne which was printed fifteen billion copies.”

Aside of insisting again that he is the designer of my Marianne Stamp, now he seems to take credit for ALL the stamps I’ve drew/designed for ‘La Poste’, and also giving himself credit as ‘Children’s book illustrator”! For the 5 yeas I’ve known Olivier Ciappa, I never saw him display ANY drawing ability, and the only children book released that had some link to him, was the “Fables of La Fontaine” which he took pictures for, but I, and only I drew the illustrations in it! If the French press and media aren’t doing so, I wonder if any of my French friends can ask him to see any proof of his so called drawing skills or see an example of the children’s book he ‘illustrated’.

Visited Olivier CIappa’s website where his biography states the following:

"Olivier Ciappa oscillates between very different artistic disciplines but have a common goal: to tell stories that can show his worldview of beauty, sweetness and a few calming. This artist, a native of Polynesia, is now director of short films, stage musicals, theater, children’s book illustrator, producer and director of documentaries, film journalist, photographer or designer collectible stamps, including the new Marianne which was printed fifteen billion copies.”

Aside of insisting again that he is the designer of my Marianne Stamp, now he seems to take credit for ALL the stamps I’ve drew/designed for ‘La Poste’, and also giving himself credit as ‘Children’s book illustrator”! For the 5 yeas I’ve known Olivier Ciappa, I never saw him display ANY drawing ability, and the only children book released that had some link to him, was the “Fables of La Fontaine” which he took pictures for, but I, and only I drew the illustrations in it! If the French press and media aren’t doing so, I wonder if any of my French friends can ask him to see any proof of his so called drawing skills or see an example of the children’s book he ‘illustrated’.

New York people - you’re invited the first official fashion show of amazing designer and dear friend Nick Stryker this Tuesday at “The Raven” in NYC! Honoured to have my picture, featuring Nick’s designs to be used for promotion! Tuesday, June 24The RAVEN - 55 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014Come see the show, I might be there as well! 

New York people - you’re invited the first official fashion show of amazing designer and dear friend Nick Stryker this Tuesday at “The Raven” in NYC! Honoured to have my picture, featuring Nick’s designs to be used for promotion! 

Tuesday, June 24
The RAVEN - 55 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
Come see the show, I might be there as well! 

PRESS RELEASE FROM DAVID KAWENA

artofdavidkawena:

- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 

Olivier Ciappa Uses the Image of The Marianne for his Own Political Agenda and Public Recognition 

Olivier Ciappa has been sued for infringing rights of worldwide known visual artist David Kawena for attributing the design of the Marianne to himself and attaching FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenco as his inspiration source. Additionally, Ciappa has used the signature of French celebrities Carla Bruni, Gérard Depardieu, and Anouk Aimée, as well as none other than former French President, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy (!) in order to support his own political agenda without their consent! (‘Le Figrao’)
 

Mr. Ciappa has knowingly infringed Mr. Kawena’s copyrighted works and his moral right (Droit Moral), by identifying himself as the “Artist, creator of the new Marianne stamp” (Artiste, créateur du nouveau timbre Marianne) in an article published in the LeMonde web site on 19.7.2013 as well as in many other instances and media outlets.

In that specific infringing publication, Mr. Ciappa used Mr. Kawena’s works of art without his authorization and deliberately signed his own name as the author of Mr. Kawena’s works of art (circled in red):
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As if that was not enough Mr. Ciappa wrote a fictionalised article describing how he drew the Marianne himself. In the article published on ‘The Huffington Post’ on 15/07/2013 Ciappa describes his working process: “Initially, I wanted to draw a face with mixing traits (of) Roselyne Bachelot and Christiane Taubira. But my sketches did not work.  I then noticed that they both had a very gracious gesture of the hand, when spoke at length monologue. I kept that in my Marianne gesture. Then I wanted to give her (Marianne) the characteristics of a person who is both a native of North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, to offer Marianne a dimension beyond this border. But as you can imagine, the result on my drawing board was ridiculous.”
“Au départ, je voulais dessiner un visage mélangeant les traits de Roselyne Bachelot et de Christiane Taubira. Mais mes croquis n’ont pas fonctionné. J’ai alors remarqué qu’elles faisaient toutes deux un geste très gracieux de la main, lorsqu’elles s’exprimaient longuement, en monologue. J’ai gardé ce geste dans ma Marianne. Ensuite, j’ai voulu lui donner les traits d’une personne qui soit à la fois originaire d’Afrique du Nord, d’Europe de l’Est et d’Asie, afin d’offrir à cette Marianne une dimension hors frontière. Mais, comme on peut l’imaginer, le résultat sur ma planche à dessin était ridicule.”
   
For these and other egregious infringements of his rights, Mr. Kawena has sued Mr. Ciappa for numerous counts of copyright infringement, as well as willful defamation of character, slander and claiming Mr. Kawena was his “Imaginary Double” - ‘double imaginaire’ (As published in 2 articles articles on ‘l’adresse - musee de laposte’). Since then Mr. Ciappa has done everything in his power to delete Mr. Kawena’s name from the public eye in regards of the Marianne. The lawsuit is ongoing (for more information regarding this lawsuit please contact our offices below).
However, Mr. Ciappa seems not to have heeded to Mr. Kawena’s warnings which were sent to him as early as 25/07/2013. Mr. Ciappa has used the widespread acclaim that the stamp has accrued in order to forward his own agenda and political activism to gain publicity. The following are depictions of athletes posing with a sign featuring the drawing of the Marianne, seemingly oblivious that the rights over the drawing belong not to Mr. Ciappa but rather to Mr. Kawena and ‘La Poste’, which commissioned the design of the stamp. 

As these lines are being written, a notice letter has been sent to ‘La Poste’ in order to receive their comments on Mr. Ciappa’s actions. 
Yet, even this wasn’t enough for Mr. Ciappa, and he took his self-promoting campaign one step further. Without ANYONE’S consent, he took the design of the Marianne, deliberately removing Mr. Kawena’s name from it once again and attached the signatures of French celebrities Carla Bruni, Gérard Depardieu, and Anouk Aimée, as well as none other than former French President, Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy (!), as if they support his campaign:
This came as a surprise to many, including Mr. Kawena, and, as articles in lefigaro.fr and yagg.com show, to former President Sarkozy himself:  
Le Figaro - 
YAGG - 
It seems from these articles that Mr. Ciappa contorted the reason and the context in which these signatures were to be used and added the aforementioned parties as unwilling supporters of his cause. Furthermore, the articles state that former President Sarkozy is considering taking legal action against Mr. Ciappa for the unauthorized use of his signature and defamatory actions.
       
As a direct result of Mr. Ciappa’s false association of the Marianne with Inna Shevchenko there has been a call to boycott the stamp which is wrongfully being addressed as “Timbre Femen” (Femen Stamp) by all media outlets worldwide. 
Due to these actions Mr. Kawena had to witness his own work being mucked, ridiculed, associated with political activism and even burned in the streets of Paris. The last incident was reported by no other then Mr. Ciappa himself on his Facebook page, claiming he “woke up at night to the see the protesters burning his Marianne below his window”. Confirmed by YAGG.COM the event did not take place below Mr. Ciappa’s home, not even in his street and was not directed at him. Once again Mr. Ciappa has been playing with the truth, manipulating the events and his online followers for self-publicity and support. As soon as it was revealed, Mr. Ciappa deleted the post from his facebook page.
Deleting and editing posts that can be used as evidence against him is a common act for Mr. Ciappa and he has done that with every post in which he ‘forgot’ to mention Mr. Kawena’s name as the creator of the Marianne, and credited the Marianne as ‘HIS’ as can be seen in the pictures below:

 
Mr. Kawena wishes to clarify and illuminate a number of events which has come to light regarding the Marianne:
1). Mr. Kawena and he alone created the Marianne. 
2). Despite claims of Mr. Ciappa to be an ‘Artist’ or a “dessinateur”, in his own words – he does not possess drawing skills of any kind.
3). Consequentially, Mr. Kawena, and he alone, can speak to the nature of his influences and inspirations in creating the character of Marianne. 
4). Mr. Kawena vehemently denies any connection between image depicted on The ‘Marianne’ Stamp and the Ukrainian FEMEN activist, Inna Shevchenko, and any other personalities, dead or alive, whose names were linked to the Marianne by Mr. Ciappa.
For further info, please contact:

Yotam Werzansky-Orland, Attorney at Law: +972-52-2438776, yotam@dwo.co.il
Drori – Werzansky – Orland & Co. Law Office | 23 Begin St. (Levinstein Tower), Tel Aviv 66183 T: 03-6005572 | F: 03-6005531 | E: office@dwo.co.il | WEB: www.dwo.co.il

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Please read the full press release on the following link: 
http://www.facebook.com/notes/david-kawena/press-release-from-david-kawena-marianne-de-la-jeuness/832119050151054

Comment, Like, Share - do whatever you can to help me re-claim the rights for my work which has been stolen and abused by one guy for over a year now. 

I thank you all for your support,
David Kawena.