Straight for the art | Lady Gaga & Beyoncé ‘Telephone’ tributes
Chances are you’ve carved nine minutes out of your schedule over the past few days to watch director Jonas Åkerlund’s mind-melting video for Lady Gaga & Beyoncé’s “Telephone.” Naturally, the combination of Tarantino-esque exploitation-cinema homages, hilariously overt product placement, lesbian chic, outright silliness (“Let’s Make a Sandwich”!), and utterly fabulous outfits has fired the imaginations of artists around the Internet.
Above is an adorable, lusciously colored tribute to “Telephone”‘s dynamic duo by deviantART member Yamino. The piece got the attention of Lady GaGa herself, who called it “completely brilliant”, and blasted Yamino’s homepage to her three-million-plus Twitter followers.
I’m also rather fond of deviantARTist HamletMachine’s comics-inspired take on the video …
Even Gaga’s record label Interscope got in on the act, releasing the “Official ‘Telephone’ Movie Poster” (whatever that means), a grindhouse-style piece by Joey James Productions.
This video is clearly a gift that can keep on giving. Keep ‘em coming!