The Real Artist Behind The Work On “She’s Gotta Have It”

If you’re like me, you spent at least part of your Thanksgiving weekend binge-watching Spike Lee’s remake of his first film “She’s Gotta Have It.”

Naturally, as Nola Darling is an artist, her work plays a central role in the series. And as talented as the lead actress Dewanda Wise is, she wasn’t the woman behind those paintings. The real artist is Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. On her Instagram page, Fazlalizadeh said that Spike Lee approached her about the “She’s Gotta Have It” project three years ago. And the rest is history.

Check out some of the behind the scenes work that went into the artwork featured on the show and some of Fazlalizadeh’s other work, which you might have seen before.

Next Thursday, She’s Gotta Have It premieres on Netflix. Throughout the series you will see my artwork – my previous paintings, as well as all new pieces created specifically for the main character, Nola Darling (played by the lovely @dewandawise). Spike brought this project to me 3 years ago and asked me to be the shows art consultant and artist. It’s kinda surreal to have it finally here. Please watch, please enjoy. Yeee! #shesgottahaveit

A post shared by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (@tlynnfaz) on Nov 14, 2017 at 2:03pm PST