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Deluge
2006


 
Deluge (detail)
2006


 
Cathedral
2007


 
 

Museum
2007


 
Statue
2007


 
Abigail
2007


 

 

Deluge, inspired by The Deluge painted by Michelangelo for the Sistine Chapel, is a criticism of the consumer race, the decline of such universal values as kindness and empathy, and the growing attachment to material goods. In Museum, the art system and the idea of art ownership is the object of LaChapelle’s criticism; in Cathedral he denounces the loss of spiritual value and finally in the Awakened series LaChapelle affirms that the road to universal rebirth passes through individual destiny.