David Lachapelle, Fairfield, Connecticut 1963
The American photographer and video artist David LaChapelle is best known for his hyper-realistic, strikingly saturated celebrations of celebrity culture. Born in 1963 in Connecticut, LaChappelle attended high school at the North Carolina School of the Arts and embarked on a precociously successful career as a photographer. By the late 1980s he was showing his work in New York galleries where it caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who brought him to work at Interview Magazine. LaChapelle was soon shooting for major editorial publications, from Vogue and Vanity Fair to GQ and Rolling Stone, his editorial and advertising campaigns featuring many of the most recognizable faces on the planet, including Tupac Shakur, Madonna, Eminem, Andy Warhol, Philip Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Lil’ Kim, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Jeff Koons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Britney Spears, Amanda Lepore, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Angelina Jolie, to name but a few. LaChapelle also directed commercials and music videos, as well as theatrical stage productions, before turning from commercial to fine art photography in 2006. Witty and provocative, kinky and kitsch, LaChapelle’s work infuses a distinctively Pop aesthetic with the inspiration of art history, frequently evoking compositions and poses drawn from the Old Masters.
Creation from DestructionFrieze Masters 2020, 7 Oct - 2 Nov 2020“Every act of creation was once an act of destruction.” - Pablo Picasso The birth of the new and unique often comes from...
David LaChapelle LAND SCAPE16 - 18 May 2014ROBILANT+VOENA are pleased to present a new body of work by celebrated American artist DAVID LACHAPELLE: Land Scape, on view in London from the 16...
David LaChapelle: Earth Laughs in Flowers14 Feb - 24 Mar 2012ROBILANT + VOENA are pleased to announce a major exhibition of acclaimed American artist DAVID LACHAPELLE opening in February across three European locations – London,...
Qui fumano le cannucceEnrica Brocardo , Vanity Fair
October 15, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE L'artista David LaChapelle, famoso per i suoi ritratti delle star, oggi lancia un messaggio. Verde. In mostra a...
David LaChapelle Fotografo. "Il mio lavoro? Creare momenti di bellezza"Alain Elkann , La Stampa
October 12, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE 'Landscape', una nuova mostra di David LaChapelle è allestita alla Galleria Robilant + Voena, a Milano.
Alain Elkann interviews David LaChapelleAlain Elkann , Alain Elkann Interviews
October 2, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE LANDSCAPE, a new exhibition of David LaChapelle’s work, is showing at the Robilant+Voena Gallery in Milan. See more...
David LaChapelle in mostra a LondraFederica Torti , Marie Claire
June 6, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE A presentare l'ultima monografica di David LaChapelle, LandScape, sono stati i due, orgogliosi, galleristi Robilant e Voena proprietari...
David LaChapelle: Modern Temples of Consumerist Worship An Ominous VisionMichael Cole, Artlyst
June 6, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE In the first of our Artist to Artist series Michal Cole talks to and reviews the American photographer...
Art for the age of petroleumNicholas Cranfield , Church Times
June 6, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE It is his fourth international show in the thriving West End of London. From a distance, we are...
David LaChapelle: Land Scape at the Robilant + Voena Gallery | Exhibition reviewMark Sempill , The Upcoming
June 4, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE 'The collection, exhibited on two floors at the Robilant + Voena gallery in Mayfair, also features four pieces...
My best shot, David LaChapelleKarin Andreasson , The Guardian
May 29, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE People who see my work assume it's all done in post-production, but you can't do that in Photoshop...David...
In the studio with David LaChapelleThe Times
May 28, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE ...his current Land Scape exhibition at Robilant+Voena gallery in London. It's a series of deceptively glamorous photographs of...
David LaChapelle: Land Scapeartnet , artnet on tumblr.
May 16, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE With David Lachapelle: Land Scape, London’s Robilant + Voena Gallery is debuting a new body of work by...
David LaChapelle: Land ScapeTime Out
May 16, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE These aren't oil refineries as we know them. If you look closer, these luminous beacons of industry are...
David LaChapelle Explores Apocalyptic Luminosity In New Landscapes ExhibitionArtlyst
May 15, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE The celebrated American artist David LaChapelle is presented in a new exhibition of landscapes at Robilant & Voena,...
LaChapelle's landscapes may be stunning but they are far from what they seemDavid Moss , Masterart
May 14, 2014 DAVID LACHAPELLE Since 2006 LaChapelle, 51, has concentrated on fine art photography and you can see his latest body of...