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Spears vs. Takashi Murakami

This year we’ve already seen one pop princess (Christina Aguilera) reemerge from hiding only to be written off as a Gaga-wannabe past her prime. This was a shame as Xtina’s album had brilliant highs and it just seems she was a victim of Gaga’s power over the press.

Now we ready ourselves for Britney Spears’ comeback. And while Spears has always been more likable than Aguilera, and was never one for put-on art/fashion reference, the news about, and accompanying images for, her cover shoot for Japan’s POP Magazine seem a bit desperate, no?

This blog says this of the shots with Japan artist/icon Takashi Murakami: “(They) fuse style relevancy (the seasons 1990s, grunge and lace trends featuring amongst most wanted designer pieces), artistic merit (as the subject fits perfectly with the artist’s inspirations, providing a new branch of social commentary) and a fresh approach to high end fashion spreads (by tapping into an aesthetic and personality that hasn’t been represented recently in the press).”

Um, I don’t see it. In a Gaga world the images look cheap, even sad. Christina, don’t worry doll. Looks like Britney will soon be joining you at that table called irrelevance.