Lady Gaga born 1986
Born New York City

Unidentified artist
Poster, 2009

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Lady Gaga born 1986
Born New York City
Unidentified artist
Poster, 2009

The queen of contemporary celebrity spectacle is a wildly theatrical dancer/pop/singer/songwriter from Yonkers born as Stefani Germanotta. She morphed into “Lady Gaga” after studying the sociology of fame, as she once explained on 60 Minutes, and has assiduously cultivated her image into a celebration of “Otherness.”

The Wall Street Journal has noted her “shrewd use of new digital platforms,” and Gaga is one of the few figures able to connect the “narrowcast” cultural fragments of the media age. She considers herself an extension of Andy Warhol’s pop culture universe: “Pop culture is art,” her website states. “It’s sharable fame.”

The spectacle that is Lady Gaga is well choreographed and relentless. “Every day, in the mirror, on the stage. . . I’m always in the boxing ring.” Of her carefully constructed fame, she has explained, “It’s about the performance, the attitude, the look: it’s everything.”



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