Archive of 24 original photographs of Eminem for Rolling Stone

David LaChapelle (photographer)
Eminem (subject)

N.p. N.p., 1999. Archive of 24 vintage color photographs of Eminem by David LaChapelle, taken for the April 29, 1999 issue of "Rolling Stone" magazine. None of the photographs here were published in the issue, nor do they appear on the LaChapelle Studio website, nor elsewhere for sale. manuscript ink numbers on the verso of each photograph.

Eminem's first "Rolling Stone" cover, shot in March 1999, one month after the release of his major label debut, "The Slim Shady LP," which would rocket the former underground rapper to the heights of critical and commercial success, winning a Grammy and being certified quadruple platinum along the way. In the magazine's 50th Anniversary Photo Issue (November 2, 2017), LaChappelle notes Eminem "was about to blow up," a moment captured by the iconic photographs, which show both before and after photographs of an otherwise nude Eminem holding a stick of dynamite.

10 x 8 inches. Some of the photographs with faint scratches to the rectos from the ink annotations on the verso, else Fine.

Included is a copy of the April 29, 1999 issue of "Rolling Stone." About Near Fine.

Provenance available on request.

[Book #143944]