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01.27.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Brooklyn-based artist Yao Xiao talks about making the official cover art for Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” single. Initially, the very first line about the piece was in an email I received one evening last month — just a simple […]

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05.11.12 Marina Galperina

How, oh how did this happen? Pop culture-inspired artist Will Cotton painted his signature maidens in pink clouds and mountains of candy, cutting out images of Katy Perry from magazines because her image itself was so “confectionary,” he explains. And then, she found him. He agreed. He painted her faux-pin-up nakedness into the Teenage Dream […]

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08.24.09 Bucky Turco

Taking a cue from crotch-grabbing rappers, lesbian proponent and pop singer Katy Perry apparently likes to touch herself, on stage, while she performs in front of sold-out crowds. In quasi-related news, the performer says she never discussed Lady Gaga’s possible mangina with a British newspaper. |Egotastic| […]

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