Lady Gaga is going to new heights to merge the art world and her pop life this year, bolstering the release of her new album ARTPOP. Whatever you thought about her previous collaborations with artists like Marina Abramovic, Inez and Vinoodh, and Jeff Koons, its undeniable that she has crossed new lines this newest stunt. In a current installation at the Louvre, avant-garde artist Robert Wilson is screening 50 minutes of video portraits where Lady Gaga appears as famous works of art.
On Thursday, Gaga tweeted one of Wilson's portraits—her as Jacques-Louis David's The Death of Marat, a painting of the murdered leader of the French Revolution.
I know my artiness + musical goals may seem lofty, but there is a POP STAR IN THE LOUVRE, right next to the Mona Lisa pic.twitter.com/6XNYfEFRK1— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 21, 2013
Robert Wilson also showed video portraits of the pop star for her artRave party. That same night, Gaga debuted sculptures by Jeff Koons (including the one on the cover of her ARTPOP album), photos by Inez and Vinoodh, a video with Marina Abramovic, and a flying dress by Studio XO.
Jerry Saltz may view such collaborations by Gaga and Koons as "some new Freudian Uncanny—becoming actual, living Hogarth caricatures of human beings," but that doesn't take away from the fact that the pop star is in the hallowed halls of the museum, and not just any museum.
[via The Dallas Morning News]