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02.06.12 Marina Galperina

David LaChapelle’s “Earth Laughs in Flowers” series takes from the Dutch Masters’ still life and its opulent piles of fruit, only, his throws in some signifiers of the modern age that “explore contemporary vanity, vice, the transience of earthly possessions and, ultimately, the fragility of humanity.” It’s all vapid hues of pink and yellow, plasticine […]

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07.15.10 Marina Galperina

David LaChapelle’s newly opened solo exhibit at Paul Kasmin Gallery features the divine adventures of Michael Jackson, conveniently shot just a year before the death of the “modern martyr.” Also: a critique of the Catholic Church’s corruption with vague bondage and much bling and Rape of Africa, a spin of glamorized politics over Botticelli’s Venus […]

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03.16.10 Marina Galperina

See Pharrell shuffle through David LaChapelle’s studio where everything is as grandiosely tacky and day-glo as you would imagine. And he’s got a deliberately crowded Michael Jackson mirror-bureau shrine. Of course he does. |BBC| […]

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12.07.09 Will Sherman

Renowned surrealistic photographer of scantily clad celebrities David LaChapelle has turned his focus to luxury status symbols. Intended to inspire some reflection on the real value of “Cars and Money,” an exhibition of his series “The Crash” and “Negative Currency” is on view at Miami’s Wolfgang Roth and Partners Fine Art. Collaged images of smashed […]

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05.18.09 Will Sherman

Tomorrow, Sotheby’s is holding a ‘Photographs’ sale in London and it might be a good time for art collectors to take advantage of the thoroughly depressed art market. Nude works by Helmet Newton are among the auction’s highlights, as well as images from David LaChapelle, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Erwin Olaf among others. After the jump […]

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