Lindsay Lohan, Artistic Muse, Makes Her Venice Biennale Debut

Painter Richard Phillips has ventured into a new medium: He's made a 90-second film titled Lindsay Lohan, which features the star looking serious (in a turtleneck) and sultry (in a white bikini). Phillips considers it a new kind of portraiture, taking inspiration from Jean-Luc Godard's Contempt and Ingmar Bergman's Persona, starring Brigitte Bardot and Liv Ullmann respectively. It'll debut next week at the opening festivities of the 54th Venice Biennale.

Of his muse, Phillips said, "What fascinates me about Lindsay are not her problems but [how] she's a combination of the fantastic and the real, which is what makes her so magnetic. She can also bring forward an existential presence that speaks to the isolated self." Phillips also made sure to point out that Lohan showed up on time for his shoot.

Lindsay Lohan, Art Star [NYT]