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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

After the Deluge, Lots of Lipstick

David LaChapelle EstherDavid LaChapelle's surreal photographs at Tony Shafrazi gallery could be interpreted as either a condemnation or a celebration of the U.S.'s materialism and superficiality. Using doomsday imagery, LaChapelle's photos depict people after the floods and hurricanes--and everyone looks glamorous. The camp-factor is pretty high, so the show's theme can't really be taken seriously. These photos poke fun at but also embrace America's cartoon way of life. (Images via Tony Shafrazi gallery)

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