Barry Blitt and Lady Gaga in the New York Stock Exchange

blitt1 Barry Blitt and Lady Gaga in the New York Stock ExchangeOver the past few weeks, close readers of the Observer‘s print edition may have noticed “Observed,” the new cartoon series from Barry Blitt. Mr. Blitt’s oeuvre includes some astoundingly good New Yorker covers, the weekly illustrations that accompany Frank Rich’s column, and the lovely Observer doodles he’s long done of its subjects and staff reporters.

But “Observed” is in a class of its own. In this week’s installment, maybe as inspired by Betty White’s recent trip to the New York Stock Exchange as it is by Lady Gaga’s baseball adventures, he imagines the world’s most important pop star among Wall Street’s finest. Click to see Mr. Blitt’s beautiful stuff.