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Lady Gaga and the Pythian Temple of the Upper West Side

by 5ocietyx

Gaga Pythian

The Pythian Temple is an historic Knights of Pythias building at 135 West 70th Street between Columbus Avenue and Broadway in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1927 to serve as a meeting place for the 120 Pythian lodges of New York City.

The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization. and secret society founded at Washington, DC, on 19 February 1864. FD Roosevelt was initiated during his presidency.

The Pythians departed the temple in 1958, leaving behind halberds, staffs, magic wands, coffins with skeletons, lanterns, thrones and Egyptian garb, The Times reported.

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This would become baby Gaga’s childhood home in this former secret society temple.

Christopher Gray, writing in the NY Times called it ‘an improbable cradle of rock music’. But he was not referring to the Gaga residence.

He was talking about the fact that Decca Records rented space from the Pythians to create a renowned recording studio.

In 1954, Bill Haley and His Comets recorded “Rock Around the Clock” there, and Buddy Holly, Sammy Davis Jr., Billie Holiday and others are also said to have used the studio.

All very strange..

Pythian Temple, New York

Pythian Temple, New York

Pythian Temple, New York

Pythian Temple, New York

Pythian Temple, New York

Pythian Temple, New York

Pythian Temple, New York

Pythian Temple, New York

Sources:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/21/realestate/21scapes.html
http://www.celebritydetective.com/Celebrity_Homes_Lady-GaGa-house-profile.html

Artpop meets Popart in the mighty maze of mystic magic mirrors

by 5ocietyx

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Lady Gaga’s third studio album is due for release on 11 November 2013. (You can be sure the 11 11 timing  was no coincidence and is probably conducted with military precision).  The concept album that wants to be an artistic movement borrows heavily from its inverted predecessor Pop Art.

Gaga described the album as being a “reverse Warholian experience.” The Warholian experience is a direct reference to artist Andy Warhol, whose philosophy was to take popular things and make them art. Gaga’s goal with ARTPOP is to do the opposite of this.

Peter-Blake, Butterflies

Butterflies, Peter Blake

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Magical Mystery Tour: Peter Blake’s Artbus

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Magical Mystery Tour: Peter Blake’s Artbus

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Peter Blake

Whether it’s pop imitating art or art imitating pop, recurring themes appear in both genres including Mickey Mouse, Marilyn Monroe, butterflies, and pseudo-occult symbols as well as the focus on primary colours.

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Marilyn by Warhol

Marilyn by Warhol

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Gaga MarilynThe more things change, the more they stay the same..

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