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Borders and Frontiers


Exhibition at Oakland University Art Gallery

Publication: Oakland University Art Gallery

Publication date: March 2011

Editors: Dick Goody

Credits: Debra Lashbrook, EPI Marketing Services, Jacqueline Leow

Format: 10” x 12”

Features: 60 pages, full color, paperback catalogue

Language: English

ISBN: 97809258559532

Cover, David LaChapelle, Studies and Sketches 1, 2008-11

watercolor, oil stick, paper on cardboard, 9 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

Copyright David LaChapelle; Courtesy of Fred Torres Collaborations, New York


Excerpt from the critical essay, “Collage and Appropriation in the Contemporary Image” by Dick Goody:


In framing and examining contemporary collage in 2011, what we see is a diverse array of practices. David LaChapelle, the defining American portrait and tableau photographer of his generation, creates an immediate and palpable shortcut to his photographs in his new collages, which he alters and reassembles on cardboard. Photographs tend to be multiples, but a photograph pasted into a collage is a unique object, linking it directly to the artist's touch.

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