Horseplay

photo by David LaChapelle

photo by David LaChapelle

After I set my radar tuned to spot mainstream media images that push at the species barrier, I started noticing them all over the place.

The latest example is this just-released photo of a sultry 25-year-old Angelina Jolie posing for renowned fine art photographer David LaChapelle with an unidentified white horse. It is a never-before-seen outtake from a shoot done in Los Angeles a dozen years ago for Rolling Stone magazine.

Titled Horseplay, the photo will be sold through Christie’s auction house in London with a group of prints called The Wild Side of Photography. Since its release yesterday, Horseplay has already received a flurry of media attention. Christie’s expects it will fetch from £25,000 to £35,000 at the sale, scheduled for May 15.

photo by David LaChapelle

photo by David LaChapelle

4 thoughts on “Horseplay

  1. I often see people on Facebook getting their under-dressed and pretty girlfriends to pose suggestively with their big, tough (typically male — and obviously so) dogs. I always wonder exactly what the motivation is. Maybe it’s just emulating what they see mainstream rappers doing on videos, but I’d like to think there’s more than a hint of erotic desire there.

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