Lady Gaga told us she was going to fuse art and pop music, so we shouldn’t be surprised: On Thursday, Gaga tweeted that artist/theater director Robert Wilson had grafted her likeness into a series of legendary works of art.
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
In Living Rooms, Wilson shows a 50-minute video installation of Gaga inserted into Andrew Solari’s The Head of John the Baptist on a Charger (1507), Jacques-Louis David’s The Death of Marat (1793) and other notable works. The original Marat depicts the French revolutionary dead in his tub after being murdered by a scorned lover.
So is she feeding her ego by shoehorning herself into the world’s most famous art museum—or is this a Warholian deconstruction of crass commercialization?
Can we get some art-crit up in here?