ALL Great “POP” Artists Reference Someone or Something else from the Zeitgeist. Andy Warhol Referenced Marilyn Monroe… Roy Licthenstein Referenced Comic Books… Jasper Johns Referenced the FLAG! Someone once said that “Self-Reference is Parody” So, Gaga could easily be Deconstructing her own References or making a slight jab at them. I think she is Utterly BRILLIANT in her Conceptualism and Daring! Yes, She has taken bits and Pieces from everyone, from Koons to Madonna to David Bowie… But it’s the Mixing of those Callbacks that make her a mastermind… A Practitioner of Pastiche, Like the Great Collage Artists of the early 20th century! You may recognize the Objets She Plucks and pastes together, but she puts them together in such a way that it creates something Boldly and Confidently NEW! “Building a Better Future with Enlarged Elements Of The Past” I think Goethe said that and No one lives that more than Mother Monster. And for that, SHE IS A GENIUS!