David Lachapelle

Thus Spoke LaChapelle
by David LaChapelle
Publisher's Description
The photographs of David LaChapelle (born 1963) are among the most instantly recognizable images in contemporary photography. His uber-pop color portraits of celebrities such as Cameron Diaz, Marilyn Manson and Kanye West (whom he has portrayed, respectively, as King Kong, a crossing guard and Black Jesus) have propelled his work outside the closed society of galleries and museums into a wider public arena. Thus Spoke LaChapelle is the first retrospective of the artist’s work to include photographs from the mid–1980s up to the present, plus a range of work that has never previously appeared. more than an exhibition catalogue, this book presents the culmination of LaChapelle’s artistic activity to date: a world in which religious iconography comes in pink latex trappings and a new surrealism explodes in the conjunction of flaming pianos, giant hamburgers, orally fixated triceratops and Day-glo disaster sites.
ISBN: 8087164865
Publisher: Arbor Vitae
Hardcover : 284 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.7 x 12.5 x 1.3 inches
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