Lady Gaga’s ‘ARTPOP’ Pop Up Gallery is not exactly a masterpiece

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Lady Gaga-themed art work is on display at ‘ARTPOP Pop Up:

“My art could mean anything,” sings Lady Gaga in the title track of her new “ARTPOP” album.

And her new pop-up store in the Meat Packing District proves it.

Lady Gaga poses at 'artRave' promoting both her new album 'Art Pop' in Brooklyn Sunday.

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Lady Gaga poses at ‘artRave’ promoting both her new album ‘Art Pop’ in Brooklyn Sunday.

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While it’s titled “ARTPOP Pop Up: A Lady Gaga Gallery,” it ends up looking less like an art show than a fancy merch table, crossed with a quick retrospective of the star’s most familiar looks and styles.

Dancers move to a the video game, Just Dance 2014, at the gallery show.

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Dancers move to a the video game, Just Dance 2014, at the gallery show.

The show, open to the public for three days, from noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, occupies the space where her late friend, designer Alexander McQueen, had his New York store. (at 417 West 14th Street).

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Seat of Power: A chair made of circuit boards is on view at art show titled, ‘ARTPOP Pop Up: A Lady Gaga Gallery.’

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Seat of Power: A chair made of circuit boards is on view at art show titled, ‘ARTPOP Pop Up: A Lady Gaga Gallery.’

There, you can buy Lady Gaga t-shirts, CDs, and posters. You can also flip through copies of the new Glamour Magazine, which features the Lady on the cover, or have your picture taken with headphones hawked by her label-mate Dr. Dre.

Fans can go interactive at the make-up stations, which feature tubes of the star’s eagerly garish colors. They can scrawl messages on a wall in like-hued magic markers. Or make a video of themselves mimicking her dance moves.

Some of the singer’s outfits are also on display at ‘ARTPOP Pop Up: A Lady Gaga Gallery.’

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Some of the singer’s outfits are also on display at ‘ARTPOP Pop Up: A Lady Gaga Gallery.’

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So what about art?

Fans won’t need special glasses to see the exhibit — which is open from noon to 9 p.m., Monday through Wednesday,

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Fans won’t need special glasses to see the exhibit — which is open from noon to 9 p.m., Monday through Wednesday,

The space does include some of Jeff Koons’ blue orbs, which have served as visual motif for Gaga’s new CD. (She gives birth to one on the cover). But they’re the only brand new pieces included.

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A piece of art showcasing Lady Gaga is on display at the art show.

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A piece of art showcasing Lady Gaga is on display at the art show.

Taking up the rest of the space are Gaga’s old outfits, including, yes, the meat dress, which looks particularly at home in the Meat Packing District. Also on hand are her leather jacket and black body suit from the “Born This Way” tour, the blue-hued “Poker Face” video dress, as well as the bejeweled swine-face mask from Gaga’s recent iTunes concert performance.

It may not be high art, but it’s certainly hard-core commerce.

Lady Gaga performs in concert to present

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Lady Gaga performs in concert to present “artRave” at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Sunday.

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