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Ga Ga: David LaChapelle’s ‘Rape of Africa’ Photographic Series

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The ever-colorful and provocative photographer David LaChapelle debuts his photographic series “The Rape of Africa” at the David DeSanctis Gallery in Los Angeles and makes a bold political statement.

LaChapelle reinvents classic Botticelli’s 1484 Venus and Mars painting with Naomi Campbell as Venus and allegorical  images representing the rape and pillage of Africa’s people and land.

Blindie is loving LaChapelle’s social series that makes offers much needed social commentary on the state of affairs in Africa. We’re also loving Naomi Campbell in the series!

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Ga Ga: David LaChapelle’s ‘Rape of Africa’ Photographic Series

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The ever-colorful and provocative photographer David LaChapelle debuts his photographic series “The Rape of Africa” at the David DeSanctis Gallery in Los Angeles and makes a bold political statement.

LaChapelle reinvents classic Botticelli’s 1484 Venus and Mars painting with Naomi Campbell as Venus and allegorical  images representing the rape and pillage of Africa’s people and land.

Blindie is loving LaChapelle’s social series that makes offers much needed social commentary on the state of affairs in Africa. We’re also loving Naomi Campbell in the series!

Categories: Art.

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  1. Speaking to another person rather than at the people is often what makes everyone subscribe to a high quality blog like yours. Once i read things that can certainly touch me, or maybe bring tears to my eyes, next, i will be a reader for a lifetime. I can read additional blogs that are educational, but they often seem like they are “telling” me anything rather than “sharing” something with me. Those are blogs I only study sporadically. I don’t want to become “talked at”. I want to be “talked to”. Your blog post post does accurately that. Talks to you and not at you actually. That is why it is certainly one of my personal favorites. Thanks a lot.

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