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Dinos and Jake Chapman? Artist brothers in Belenciaga Child ad campaign controversy

The controversy over the Balenciaga photo shoot has recently brought attention to the artistic brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, as people who don’t like the high-end fashion label look into their past campaigns and projects.

Balenciaga was criticised after taking down photos from its website that showed young children holding the brand’s teddy bear purses while wearing clothes that some people found offensive.

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The stuffed animals looked like they were wearing clothes for slaves, like fishnet blouses and collars and harnesses made of studded leather.

Several famous people spoke out against the way the character was portrayed. Kim Kardashian is a brand ambassador for Balenciaga. She is said to have said that she was disgusted and shaken by the photos and was “reevaluating” her relationship with the company.

Some people on social media called the photos “child p**n,” but they were taken down after Balenciaga said they were sorry for the campaign.

People on social media recently shared pictures of the Chapman brothers‘ art on the website of auction house Christie’s that showed children with genitalia instead of noses and lips, among other things, as part of their investigation of Balenciaga and organizations connected to the troubled company.

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About Jake and Dinos Chapman

About Jake: Jake and Dinos Chapman were both born in the UK in the 1960s. In the 1990s, they became known as important members of the so-called Young British Artists group.

The visual artists became known for making work that was meant to be shocking, and in 2003, they were among the finalists for the prestigious Turner Prize.

About Jake and Dinos Chapman

Jake Chapman told The Guardian in May that he and his older brother had stopped working together on music after many years of success. He said that what they did was not friendly at all.

He said that there was no love-in. It was always tinged with a simmering dislike for each other, and he thinks that at some point, it got to the point where they couldn’t take it anymore and decided to break up.

Some of the works by the brothers that are on Christie’s website and have recently been talked about on social media are of naked children, some of whom are joined together. There are also pictures of heads that have been cut up.

Christie’s has sold the brothers’ art for more than 20 years. Prices range from a few hundred dollars to more than $500,000.


FAQ

Which pictures were shown on the website of Christie’s?

Some of the works by the brothers that are on Christie’s website and have recently been talked about on social media are of naked children, some of whom are joined together.

How long did Christie’s sell Jake and Dinos Chapman’s artwork?

Christie’s has sold the brothers’ art for more than 20 years. Prices range from a few hundred dollars to over $500,000.

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