David LaChapelle - Photographs New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips

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  • "My work is about making candy for the eyes. It’s about grabbing your attention. Even though my work is appearing in magazines I am trying to make a large picture. I want my photographs to read like a poster." 
    —David LaChapelle

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist

    • Literature

      Reflex Amsterdam, The Rape of Africa, n.p.
      NRW-Forum, Bling Bling Baby!, n.p.


Rape of Africa

Chromogenic print.
23 3/4 x 54 in. (60.3 x 137.2 cm)
Overall 26 1/2 x 57 in. (67.3 x 144.8 cm)

Signed in ink, with printed title, dated and number 3/10 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

Full Cataloguing

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $22,680

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New York Auction 7 October 2021