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Klaus Biesenbach Responds “… Lady Gaga is an artist”

by Hrag Vartanian on April 11, 2010

Apologies to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

David Byrne backtracked on his blog about his statement that Biesenbach told him that Lady Gaga wasn’t an artist … but the reason doesn’t seem clear:

“In that entry I quoted a MoMA curator without fact checking or asking permission — I’m learning journalism the hard way. Klaus Biesenbach wrote, correcting me, ‘Of course Lady Gaga is an artist.’ He also wrote that he hopes to work with her someday.”

So … Biesenbach didn’t say that Gaga wasn’t an artist or is he having second thoughts? Did the Haus of Gaga get to him? So many questions but the bigger question is: Is Lady Gaga a GOOD or GREAT artist?

If you don’t know the Whatever Happened to Baby Jane reference, watch this (03:03 specifically) — p.u.r.e. c.a.m.p. g.o.l.d.

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  • Sam

    oh my god, who cares.

    • http://hragv.com Hrag Vartanian

      I wish it didn’t but I’m afraid we’re going to hear this whole highbrow/lowbrow debate more and more … nature of an expanding art world and increased mass interest in the field of art.

      • Sam

        Yeah highbrow/lowbrow debate, expanding art world, yadda yadda. I get it. But this is literally a “he said she said” … oh whatever. I guess its funny.

      • Malevich

        And by that it means field of things in the art world other than art, amirite?

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