Orlan's 1999 piece "Bumpload" bears the same kind of protrusions that Gaga rocked during the promotion of "Born This Way."
Some bloggers called "Born This Way" an homage to ORLAN, but the artist's attorney says, "An homage is when someone openly says where inspiration comes from." And in a 2011 interview, Gaga claimed she'd never heard of ORLAN.
ORLAN also believes her "Manifesto of Carnal Art" influenced Gaga's "Manifesto of Mother Monster."
"Bumpload" became on of ORLAN's most famous pieces.
ORLAN underwent extensive plastic surgery in the early 1990s, before doing "Bumpload." In one operation, she had cheek implants surgically placed on her forehead.
ORLAN performed her piece "Woman with Head" in 1996, 15 years before "Born This Way."
In Gaga's video, Dutilleul says, "It's the same haircut. The same forehead implants. The same makeup."
"All you have to do is put them side by side and it's very striking," Dutilleul says of ORLAN and Gaga's works.
Another view of "Woman with Head."
Orlan was rocking black and white hair as early as 1998.
Gaga went for the Cruella de Vil look in 2011.
Gaga has frequently come under fire for appropriating other artists' works.