With her series of plastic surgeries, ORLAN wasn’t using her face simply in a performance, but as an art material.
Their only solution was to make their revolution their own way, without help and without precedent.
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.
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.