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    "His photographs don’t pretend to be offering a glimpse of any ‘truth’ behind the glamour. They are the glamour, and they suggest that there’s nothing much behind it all. They acknowledge that there is no ‘real’ person there, that modern celebrity and modern culture are only surface phenomena…The absence of personal revelation, the lack of angst and inner torment, is a welcome part of the package. When so much art seems to be about bitching and moaning, a picture that proclaims itself as just a picture is extremely appealing," (G. Nicholson, “David LaChappelle’s Celebrations of Celebrity,” Modern Painters, London, 2006, p.83).

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Leonardo DiCaprio: Nostalgic Styling

1996

Digital c-print.

59 1/2 x 46 3/4 in. (151.1 x 118.7 cm).

Signed “David LaChapelle” and numbered of three on a label adhered to the reverse. This work is from an edition of three.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $31,250

Contemporary Art Part I

12 Nov 2009
New York