134. David LaChapelle
Rape of Africa
Signed, with title, date Los Angeles, 2008 and with number 4/10 on artist’s label
C-print (diasec), 60 x 138.4 cm
– Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam (2009) (incl. invoice)
– Private collection, the Netherlands
LaChapelle started his carreer photographing for Andy Warhol’s magazine Interview, but because of his innovative approach he soon became one of the most influential photographers in the world. His spectacular, colourful and often controversial portraits of celebrities have grown to be archetypal symbols of our time. From April 12 untill October 28, the Groninger Museum shows LaChapelle’s first Dutch solo exhibition, with over 70 works from his oeuvre shown.