CELEBRITY COLLECTOR - CHRISTINA AGUILERA - ART
Christina Aguilera has been on our screens since she was a very young girl. Part of the Mickey Mouse Fun Club with stars like Brittany Spears and Justin Timberlake she broke onto the pop scene with her debut song, 'Genie in a bottle.'
Christina Aguilera's career is well documented and she truly has one of the most incredible voices in the music industry. A star in her own right she has had mega hits with songs like Beautiful, Lady Marmalade, I turn to you and many more she has built a well deserved respect from all corners of the music world.
Recently Christina Aguilera was asked to sing at Etta James funeral. The honor she gladly took with her natural aplomb. A huge fan of Etta James she commented afterwards on the challenge to keep her emotions in check. But the consummate professional sang beautifully [No pun intended]
Christina Aguilera has not been without her controversy though. She once forgot the lyrics of the American National anthem during the Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.
Christina Aguilera has gone through a series of transformations over the course of her career, evolving from Disney’s pop princess into a tabloid-grabbing “Dirty” girl and now, in her latest incarnation, into an über-mechanical, space-age diva. During this time, Aguilera has also become something of an art connoisseur, giving the Polaroid-advising, no-pants-wearing Lady Gaga a run for her money.
But whereas the Gaga gravitates toward performance-oriented artists like Francesco Vezzoli and Leigh Bowery, British graffiti art is more Xtina’s cup of tea. In 2005, the singer picked up two prints by Banksy and paid £25,000 (about $44,000) for another picture by the mysterious, high-profile artist of Queen Victoria getting, um, busy with a prostitute.
Buying this print had spread the rumor that she was a lesbian. Aguilera has also taken interest in the work of the London-based artist D*Face (real name Dean Stockton), whom she began collecting a few years ago. (Her husband, music executive Jordan Bratman, has long been a fan).
Most recently the singer scooped up a pair of commissioned works, Pop Tart — a defaced Warhol Marilyn — and a portrait of herself as a pinup girl on an aircraft panel.