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The painting by the artist from the Western desert, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, plays a prominent role in the series on the living room wall of the main character

Ricky Gervais' production company agrees to pay a fee for the use of an unauthorized Aboriginal artwork in its successful Netflix show & # 39; After Life & # 39;

  • The Ricky Gervais production company has been instructed to pay a fee for works of art
  • The original painting is by the artist Western Desert Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
  • It plays a prominent role in the series on the living room wall of the main character
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The Ricky Gervais production company will pay a fee for the use of an unauthorized copy of an Aboriginal artwork in its Netflix show, After Life.

The painting by the artist from the Western desert, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, is prominent in the series on the living room wall of the main character.

Copyright Agency, which manages the copyright of the artist abroad, announced on Tuesday that the company has reached an agreement with Derek Productions.

The painting by the artist from the Western desert, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, plays a prominent role in the series on the living room wall of the main character

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The painting by the artist from the Western desert, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, plays a prominent role in the series on the living room wall of the main character

The company has also agreed to pay a fee for the use of the copyrighted work in the future.

It is unknown how much the compensation package is worth.

& # 39; The production company was very open to cooperate with us to rectify the situation, and agreed to obtain a retrospective license for the first series and a reproduction of an authorized copy for the second series, that was recently filmed and released in 2020 to be licensed, & # 39; President of the copyright, said Adam Suckling.

Paul Sweeney, from Papunya Tula artists, said they were satisfied with the result.

Gervais, 58, has won praise for his work on Netflix's black comedy about provincial journalist Tony, whose comfortable, steady life is being torn apart after his wife's death from breast cancer

Gervais, 58, has won praise for his work on Netflix's black comedy about provincial journalist Tony, whose comfortable, steady life is being torn apart after his wife's death from breast cancer

Gervais, 58, has won praise for his work on Netflix's black comedy about provincial journalist Tony, whose comfortable, steady life is being torn apart after his wife's death from breast cancer

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& # 39; It is important that his work and the work of all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are recognized and respected. & # 39;

Tingarri Dreaming is part of the Castan donation in the National Gallery of Victoria collection, which supplied a high-resolution photo of the original work for the creation of the authorized copy, facilitated by local copyright representative Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd.

Gervais, 58, has won praise for his work at the Netflix black comedy about provincial journalist Tony, whose comfortable, steady life is torn apart after his wife's death from breast cancer.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Derek Productions for comments.

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