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What Can David LaChapelle’s Celebrity-Fuelled Fantasias Tell Us Now?

Dec. 19, 2017

By Dan Piepenbring David LaChapelle made his name by shooting celebrities colliding with consumer detritus: baubles, flowers, and fame recombining in delirious explosions of color. In the nineties and early aughts, his slick aesthetic, which lifts lavishly from Christian pageantry and Renaissance painters, was inescapable, splashed across fashion editorials, advertisements,…

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