Robert Wilson is selling a video portrait of Lady Gaga as an NFT

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    Robert Wilson is selling a video portrait of Lady Gaga as an NFT

    Renowned theater director and artist Robert Wilson recently coined a 2013 video portrait of pop star Lady Gaga as NFT, his first ever.

    The piece features the cantate in a live-action reinterpretation of the painting “The Death of Marat” by the French artist Jacques – Louis David.

    “GAGA / MARAT,” as the work is called, will go on sale at Phillip’s “20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale” on June 24 in New York, with offers starting at a base of $ 100.

    The work, which depicts Lady Gaga in the role of the well-known French journalist killed during the Revolution for his anti-monarchical positions, changes slowly, transforming itself from a fixed image into a moving one.

    Meanwhile, in the background it is possible to hear the voice of the pop star herself as she recites a poem based on the writings of the Marquis de Sade.

    The original video is part of a series of portraits that Wilson made of Lady Gaga based on subjects from the Louvre: in addition to the homage to David, the American artist portrayed the singer as Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière, from a painting of 1806 by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and in the head of St. John the Baptist, taken from a canvas by Andrea Solari of 1507.


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