Watch: Lindsay Lohan Watching Herself (It's Art, OK?)

The New York Times is heralding Lindsay Lohan as the new "art star." She's the subject of a new art film by painter Richard Phillips appropriately entitled, "Lindsay Lohan." It's the painter's first film. So why did he choose Lindsay?
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The New York Times is heralding Lindsay Lohan as the new "art star." She's the subject of a new art film by painter Richard Phillips appropriately entitled, "Lindsay Lohan." It's the painter's first film. So why did he choose Lindsay?

The New York Times is heralding Lindsay Lohan as the new "art star." She's the subject of a new art film by painter Richard Phillips appropriately entitled, "Lindsay Lohan." It's the painter's first film. So why did he choose Lindsay? “What fascinates me about Lindsay are not her problems but the way she embodies an eminence on the level of a Bardot or an Ullmann,” Phillips Richards told T, “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.” Lohan looks stunning in the film and hopefully her newfound high brow art cred can jump start her lagging career.

The film is one of 80 that comprise "Commericial Break," an exhibit presented by former POP EIC Dasha Zhukova, that will open at the 54th Venice Beinnale next week.