This exhibition should feature a wax replica of Donatella Versace, RuPaul’s extensive collection of wigs, and a sliver of John Waters’ mustache — but I fear the Met’s exhibition will be business as usual.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a punk rocker righted the gender imbalance in an exhibition on the genre’s history, two Monets were seized from a Malaysian businessman accused of fraud, and a court ordered artist Orlan to pay Lady Gaga $22,000.
Two years ago, French artist Orlan sued pop star Lady Gaga in French court for plagiarism over the singer’s cover art for her 2011 album Born this Way and the eponymous, award-winning music video.
Choreographer and writer Jack Ferver’s new collaboration with artist Marc Swanson, Chambre, begins with Ferver, scantily-clad in a gold, chained bodysuit and dark sunglasses, ranting about a former employee who had the audacity to use “my YSL discount without my permission.”
Lady Gaga seems intent on regurgitating recent art history for something that might make a splash.
In part 2 of this month, reviews of Beyoncé, Blood Orange, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Waxahatchee.
PARIS — I was lucky enough, and I am old enough, to have been in the audience of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach in 1976 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, and then again at The Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1984.
The New York Post has this take on Lady Gaga’s flailing album Artpop, which is “on track to lose $25 million for her label, Interscope, prompting rumors of imminent layoffs.”
Lady Gaga has long been desperate for art world attention. Now, she’s collaborating with the artists who has long been desperate for pop culture cred, Marina Abramović.
With fame and fortune you can do just about anything, but maybe you shouldn’t. Yet that hasn’t stopped celebrities from trying their hands at contemporary art
Lady Gaga has been accused of plagiarizing from many artistic sources: Canadian-Ukranian artist Taras Polataiko, New York performance artist Colette, and Canadian artist Jana Sterbak, to name a few. But now someone’s finally going the extra step and suing her.
Lady Gaga hosted the last big party of fashion week on September 14 by creating “Sleeping With Gaga,” a performance that has uncomfortable similarities with Canadian-Ukranian artist Taras Polataiko’s recent Sleeping Beauty. After drawing a lot of international press and attention, his modern-day fairytale closed at the National Art Museum of Ukraine in Kiev on September 9, five days before her one-night-only performance took place at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.