During a radio interview, Gaga explained that she spent more than 48 hours with Robert Wilson reacting famous painting for his exhibit "Living Rooms" at The Louvre in France. From these sessions, he picked 24 photographs for the exhibition. The full shoot include:
- "Testa di Giovanni Battista" (The Head of Saint John the Baptist on a Charger) by Andrea Solario from 1507.
- "Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière” (Miss Caroline Rivière) by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres from 1806.
- "La Mort de Marat (The Death of Marat)" by Jacques-Louis David from 1793.
- "Flying": a video loop of Gaga hanging upside down wearing a bondage outfit.
Along with the photographs, a 50 minutes video is being shown at the exhibit as a "work in progress". Video footage of the "Testa di Giovanni Battista" set was shown during the artRave on November 10, 2013.
Gaga explained to Miranda Sawyer during an interview that she had her own idea of a living picture. This involved her wearing a bondage outfit and hanging upside down. “I told him I wanted to do something that was a tribute to the tortured soul of the artist that ends in suicide,” she explained to Sawyer.
November 11, 2013 - February 17, 2014: Living RoomsEdit
At Musée du Louvre in Paris.