Lady Gaga in bizarre oil images photoshoot

Posted on Nov 3 2011 - 6:47am by Scoop Hunter

Lady Gaga has channelled an oil-slicked mermaid for her latest bizarre photoshoot. The eccentric superstar looks unusual for the striking cover of prestigious art publication Visionaire 61.

Gaga is seen wearing only a black scale-likeskirt and soaked in thick black oil; her long blonde locks highlighted with bright red and blue. The picture was shot by famed photographers Inez vanLamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, who have worked with Gaga on a number of occasions before.

The image of Gaga is accompanied by acaption from the lady herself. “There is no oil too thick as to destroy the imagination,” she says. Visionaire 61 launched its seven foot Larger than Life issue in New York on Wednesday. It is the tallest magazine ever published.

Other contributors to the impressive issue of the publication – which comes out three times a year – include Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Tom Sachs, Bruce Weber, Sam Taylor-Wood and Ridley Scott. The magazine editors are proud of their achievements. “Continuing Visionaire’s
long standing tradition of challenging the rules of publishing, this issue givesiconic artists and image-makers the forum to take their visions to a massive scale,” they said.

The edition is 57 inches by 79 inches, and only 250 copies will be printed. It will set fans back with its hefty price tag. The magazine costs $1,500, while a smaller version comes in at $375.