The initial complaint claimed Luca Guadagnino’s forthcoming remake of Dario Argento’s arthouse horror classic Suspiria
(1977) referenced eight of Mendieta’s works. Galerie Lelong & Co.
, which manages her estate, filed suit in Seattle’s federal court seeking damages and a restraining order to prevent Amazon Studios, the film’s distributor, from proliferating the alleged infringing scenes.
The terms of the agreement have not been made public. However, the artist’s estate had previously petitioned Amazon successfully to remove images it said reproduced two of Mendieta’s works—Rape Scene (1973) and Untitled: Silueta Series, Mexico (1978)—from both the trailer and the film.
Paraphrasing Barbara Hoffman, the Mendieta estate’s legal counsel, Galerie Lelong told Variety: