Viktor and her lawyer claim that the video copied the style of her Constellations series.
But she was stunned to find that they had duplicated her work anyway.
In December 2017, the letter continues, Mariane Ibrahim-Abdi Lenhardt of the Seattle-based Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, which represents Viktor, was again contacted about the movie by the public relations firm DDA, on behalf of Marvel and Disney. After listening to Black Panther soundtrack, there is no doubt that the K dot produced album has come straight from his top drawer.
The team behind All the Stars reportedly approached Viktor on two separate occasions to seek permission to feature her work but she had turned them down unsatisfied with the proposed terms of the agreement.
"We're in an age when no is supposed to mean no in whatever field you're in", Robinson said.
Kendrick Lamar releases the highly anticipated album in the form of Marvel's Black Panther soundtrack Created entirely by Lamar and TDE record label. After taking over the world of rap music with a storm through his back to back success acclaimed albums (To Pimp A Butterfly and Damn) which fetched him multiple Grammy awards, Kendrick has emphatically stepped in the Black Panther soundtrack album.
She told the publication that she found out about the video from friends who called her to say they had seen her work in it.
In an interview, Viktor said she cared about the principle more than compensation, explaining: "Cultural appropriation is something that continually happens to African-American artists, and I want to make a stand".