"[Gaga Stigmata has] very modern, edgy photography to free flowing, urban narratives without censure to analytical essays, et cetera—like Gaga, imagination without ... limits. And the beauty is that anyone can submit work to the site, so artists and writers from all over the [world] have joined this experiment." -The Declaration.org

"Since March 2010, [Gaga Stigmata] has churned out the most intense ongoing critical conversation on [Lady Gaga]."
-Yale's The American Scholar

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lady Gaga & Andy Warhol

By Sam Perry

Director's Statement: I have a fascination with Andy Warhol and Lady Gaga. They have so many similarities and I wanted to display that in a visual way. It is easy to critique visual art through text, but the greatest way to critique something is through the same form that it is produced in. All of the videos I used are simply snippets of Gaga and Warhol's portfolios, mostly leaning toward their public personas. The use of Basquait's art was only to remind the viewer that Warhol worked as a catalyst for other people and for commercial products, just as Gaga has done as an advocate and with products like Polaroid. 

Bio: Sam Perry is a Pittsburgh-based, green-friendly artist with an interactive, mixed-media gallery opening April of 2011 called "Welcome to SamSamland: Don't Wear Black to My Funeral." Learn more about his project and how you can get involved at samsamland.com.

1 comment:

  1. This video is so beautifully made! Says so much more than a textual analysis


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