Britney, Artist?

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We've already established that today is contemporary-art day in New York. But is it possible that seemingly bottoming-out Britney Spears is actually mounting a shockingly highbrow and witty performance piece? Consider: At left is Ms. Spears on the cover of today's Daily News; at right is half of Pipilotti Rist's Ever Is Over All, a 1997 video installation in MoMA's collection. Coincidence? —Karen Rosenberg

Brit Freaks Again as Train Wreck Rolls On [NYDN]
Pipilotti Rist. Ever Is Over All. 1997. [MoMA.org]
Earlier: Daily Intel's coverage of the Armory Show