The only link between Andy Warhol and J-Lo

i finally got my hands on heaven to hell by david lachapelle this week and it is eye poppingly good. with a slightly more prevelant twisted erotisism than his last two books (i’m excluding artists and prostitutes as i haven’t seen it what with it being a �1500 limited edition!) it definately ups the ante in the contadiction between ‘perfect’ plasticisity and perversion. this is possibly nowhere as obvious as in his incredible pieces featuring amanda lepore as a living warhol’s marilyn.
i was pleased to find in it a whole set of courtney photographs that i had hoped would be there as i had only seen them online in the past, and they are really beautiful shots. like many artists lachapelle definately has his muses and if this book is a ‘love letter’ to anyone then i would say it’s a fight between courtney and amanda for that honour, with indeed one picture featuring them both together.
all that said some of the non-celeb model shots are superb too, particularly the taxi driver series and some of the religious/angel pieces towards the end of the book.

get hold of/get a look through a copy if you can!

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5 thoughts on “The only link between Andy Warhol and J-Lo

  1. aye i love the warhol, stuff he does with amanda, i was a wee bit blown away when i saw it., sure he has her doing liz taylor as well. the guy is an inspiration, there is so much he does that makes me wish it was me that done it. i hate artists like that. i always know i am going to steal from them at some point…

  2. I’ve been doing fashion photography research all day (I’m still at it…scary!) and have spent a few enjoyable hours drooling over David LaChapelle’s work. I kinda got sucked in and can’t stop looking at it now.

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