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Artist Colette Says Gaga's Barneys Windows Copy Her Work

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In a documentary short that recently appeared online, performance artist Colette accuses Lady Gaga—and by extension Barneys—of ripping off her installations for this year's holiday windows. Colette has been creating high-drama street art since the 1970s. In the film, by Josh Gilbert, she arrives at Barneys to paint a message of protest in front of the window displays. As soon as she gets out of the car, a passerby takes in her makeup and outlandish ensemble and asks, "Are you Lady Gaga?" It's hard to tell if it's staged, but either way, it certainly gets the point across.

· Looking for Lady Gaga [Vimeo}
· Artist Feels Ripped Off by Lady Gaga’s Windows at Barneys [The Cut]
· Collette [Official Site]

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