Posted: 14 November, 2014
Kim K's Nude Champagne Photo Is Not Original At All
Does The Kardashian Even Know What Her Picture Means?
Photographer Jean-Paul took some quite literal inspiration from a picture he took back in the late 1970's, but the subject of the original photograph was chosen for reasons un-heard of in this decade, here is what Wikipedia has to say about the original model:
"Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman (before 1790 – 29 December 1815 (also spelled Bartman, Bartmann, Baartmen) was the most famous of at least two Khoikhoi women who were exhibited as freak show attractions in 19th-century Europe under the name Hottentot Venus—”Hottentot” as the then-current name for the Khoi people, now considered an offensive term, and “Venus” in reference to the Roman goddess of love."
People Magazine published about Jean-Paul and his controversial photos for the time back in 1979:
"Jean-Paul has been fascinated with women like Grace since his youth. The son of a French engineer and an American-born dancer, he grew up in a Paris suburb. From the moment he saw West Side Story and the Alvin Ailey dance troupe, he found himself captivated by “ethnic minorities—black girls, PRs. I had jungle fever.” He now says, “Blacks are the premise of my work.”
The meaning of this?.. Anyone who thinks Kim’s shoot is just a sexy picture on the cover of a magazine is far from wrong, it is artistic statement of a time gone, open to interpretation for each viewer.
Do you think Kim is aware of what her cover could mean and represent?
We’re pretty sure everyone has already seen enough of Kim Kardashian’s derrière but this photo seriously takes the cake!
You may have seen Kim Kardashian’s risqué PAPER Magazine cover yesterday and now some fully nude photos from the shoot have been revealed!