POP STARS WHO FLIRT WITH ART

Plaza Magazine UK & Europe - - TAILORING -

Art is hot­ter than ever in the mu­sic in­dus­try. The cover of Lady Gaga's al­bum Art­pop, re­leased in Novem­ber 2013, fea­tures a nude statue of the singer hold­ing a blue ball signed by the artist Jeff Koons. Gaga's aim? To blend mu­sic and art, do­ing a 're­verse Warhol' by in­tro­duc­ing high-brow cul­ture to the main­stream. Al­ways one step ahead, Kanye West pro­duced a video that shares sim­i­lar­i­ties with a mon­u­men­tal clas­sic oil paint­ing back in 2010. The di­rec­tor of the Power video was the artist Marco Bram­billa. Jay Z re­cently par­tic­i­pated in a six hour long per­for­mance to mar­ket his sin­gle Pi­casso baby in a gallery in Chelsea, New York. Jay Z kept rap­ping the sin­gle while dif­fer­ent peo­ple, in­clud­ing the artist Ma­rina Abramovic, were in­vited to meet him on stage. When asked about the col­li­sion of rap and art be­fore the per­for­mance, Jay Z re­sponded: “We're artists, we're alike. We're cousins.”

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