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Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson is a photo book by Lady Gaga and photographer Terry Richardson. It was released on November 22, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. The book consists of photos (in black-and-white and in color) that Richardson took of Gaga during a 46 days period, ranging from Gaga's performance at Lollapalooza on August 6, 2010 to the final show of her Monster Ball Tour in Mexico on May 6, 2011. More than 100,000 pictures were taken during the time period, with over 365 appearing in the book, which features a foreword written by Gaga. A limited edition of the book was planned to be released in 2012 by Taschen.
In February of 2012, The Ellen DeGeneres Show put for auction a signed copy of the book with the proceed going to one of Ellen's favorite charities, The Gentle Barn.
Foreword: Terry and Me
thumb|right|200px|Gaga reading the foreword. Sometimes it seems as though I've waited my entire life to be photographed by Terry Richardson. With Terry, the relationship extends beyond the photograph, and if you're really lucky he will teach you something truly profound about yourself. I have discovered through him that "shame" is an obsolete notion and "apology" is an injustice to any performance. Perhaps it is his kind eyes behind those famous glasses, or the giggling noise he makes at 4:0 in the morning when he's caught me in bed. Click, giggle, click, click, click, "beautiful". To say he is a free spirit is a tremendous understatement, and to say that he (or I) make people uncomfortable, is spot on. We share these things that there are no limitations. At all. His heart is too wide. He makes me want to widen my own.
Terry finds beauty in the most intricate and unassuming of places. His photography beckons the question over and over gain: Should there ever be limitations in art? Because when he captures me in a moment of such tandem artistic and human purity, I am convinced the answer is that we must push the boundaries of culture through love and acceptance. There is no moment too strange, no angle unflattering, no circumstance relying on blind artifice, and never a time that I feel embarrassed or unsafe. Awakened in me is a perverse liberation, inspiring me to feel that it is okay to view yourself as hyper-human. That is how Terry views me.
I am so real, he says, that I am unreal.
Dates and shows
|Aug 11||Staples Center||Los Angeles, CA|
|Aug 13||MGM Grand||Las Vegas, NV|
|Aug 16||HP Pavilion at San Jose||San Jose, CA|
|Aug 18||SJ Hotel|
|Aug19||Rose Garden||Portland, OR|
|Aug 20||?||Seatle, WA|
|Tacoma Dome||Tacoma, WA|
|Aug 23||General Motors Place||Vancouver, BC|
|Sep 3||?||Detroit, MI|
|Sep 4||The Palace Of Auburn Hills|
|Sep 6||?||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Sep 5||Consol Energy Center|
|Sep 7||Verizon Center||Washington D.C., MD|
|Sep 8||John Paul Jones Arena||Charlottesville, VA|
|Sep 12||MTV Video Music Awards||Los Angeles, CA|
|Sep 16||XL Center||Hartford, CT|
|Sep 17||KISS Party||New York, NY|
|Sep 20||"For the 14,000" Rally||Portland, MN|
|Dec 10||Pavilhão Atlântico||Lisbon|
|Dec 12||Palacio de Deportes|
|Dec 16||The O2||London|
|Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|Feb 11||Rehearsal Grammy Awards||Los Angeles, CA|
|Feb 13||53rd Grammy Awards|
|Feb 21||Madison Square Garden||New York, NY|
|Mar 1||Van Andel Arena||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Mar 2||Mugler Fall/Winter 2011||Paris|
|Mar 3||Air Canada Centre||Toronto, ON|
|Mar 4||HSBC Arena||Buffalo, NY|
|May 5||Foro Sol||Mexico City|
- Creative directors — Seth Goldfarb, Terry Richardson
- Art director, retouching — Brian Ziegler
- Layout, design and editing — David Swanson
- Additional editing — Marcelo Seba, Nikki Tapa
- Typography, jacket design — Catherine Casalino
- Image proofing, color consultants — Gloss Studio, NYC
- United States and Canada: Grand Central Publishing — 978-1455513895)
- Germany: Goldmann — Barcode: 978-3442313136)
- United Kingdom and Australia: Hodder & Stoughton — Barcode: 978-1444741254
- Japan: Nihon Bungeisha (日本文芸社) — Barcode: 978-4-537-25889-9