Exhibitions: "Inez and Vinoodh" at Gagosian Gallery in Paris and in Los Angeles
Lady Gaga's ARTPOP may have cemented the bond between art and music, but she wouldn't have been able to do so without the help of photographers Inez and Vinoodh. The Dutch photography duo has worked with the pop singer for quite some time. From 2011 until 2012, Lady Gaga released five fashion films, which she had worked on with Inez and Vinoodh, but they did a lot of work together in 2013, as well.
In January, the photographers opened their first exhibition with Gagosian Gallery in Paris. Then in July, they launched what would be the beginning of Lady Gaga's ARTPOP celebration with a series of photographs at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. Many of the photos featured the barely-clad (and in some photos, nude) Gaga posing provocatively and lounging on the Binary Chair 01 by Benjamin Rollins Caldwell.
They also directed the music video for "Applause," Gaga's lead single for ARTPOP. Days after the release of ARTPOP in November, the singer also unveiled four diptychs the photographers shot of her at artRave. Finally, Gaga also recently released An ARTPOP Film, directed by Inez and Vinoodh, originally shown for the first time at ArtRave. The two-minute film features various looks the singer has donned for her ARTPOP photo shoots, accompanied by a voice-over on the pains of creating her most recent album.
As if that's not enough, the duo released their book Pretty Much Everything with TASCHEN, giving a retrospective look at their work. Inez and Vinoodh have solidified their presence as two of the greatest photographers alive, and joining Gagosian Gallery and working with Gaga brought their work to an all new, ultimately appreciate audience.