David LaChapelle  (American, 1963) 

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Photographer and filmmaker David LaChapelle (American, born March 11, 1963) is famous for his work in fashion, advertising, and Fine Arts. Born in Connecticut, LaChapelle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and the School of Visual Arts in New York, landing a photography job at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine while still in high school. He has gone on to photograph celebrities for numerous popular magazines, such as Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Vanity Fair; his roster of famous subjects include Madonna, Lance Armstrong, Elizabeth Taylor, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, and Muhammad Ali, as well as fellow Fine artist Jeff Koons (American, b.1955).

In the 1990s, LaChapelle expanded his production to include videos, and has filmed many successful music videos, advertisements, and television show trailers. Deeply influenced by Surrealism, LaChapelle’s work walks the line between fashion and Fine Arts, as he often melds canonical images from art history with contemporary figures and settings. LaChapelle currently works in studios in New York and Paris.

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David LaChapelle, Cathedral, Los Angeles

 

David LaChapelle
Cathedral, Los Angeles
2007

Auction: May 8, 2014
Phillips London
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David LaChapelle, Amanda Lepore: Addicted To Diamonds, New York

 

David LaChapelle
Amanda Lepore: Addicted To Diamonds, New York
1997

Auction: May 8, 2014
Phillips London
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David LaChapelle, Lusty Spring

 

David LaChapelle
Lusty Spring
2001

Guy Hepner
David LaChapelle, Breakfast of Champions

 

David LaChapelle
Breakfast of Champions
2001

Guy Hepner
David LaChapelle, Untitled (Sharon Gault)

 

David LaChapelle
Untitled (Sharon Gault)
1998

Auction: Apr 26, 2014
Santa Monica Auctions
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David LaChapelle, Cameron Diaz: Dollhouse Disaster, Home Invasion

 

David LaChapelle
Cameron Diaz: Dollhouse Disaster, Home Invasion
1997

Jerome Zodo Contemporary
David LaChapelle, Land-Scape – Pacific Sunset

 

David LaChapelle
Land-Scape – Pacific Sunset
2013

Maruani & Mercier Gallery
David LaChapelle, Land Scape – Riverside

 

David LaChapelle
Land Scape – Riverside
2013

Maruani & Mercier Gallery
David LaChapelle, Land Scape – Kings Dominion

 

David LaChapelle
Land Scape – Kings Dominion
2013

Maruani & Mercier Gallery
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David LaChapelle, Cameron Diaz-Dollhouse Disaster

 

David LaChapelle
Cameron Diaz-Dollhouse Disaster, 2007
photographs, chromogenic print (c-print)

 

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David LaChapelle, Amanda as Andy Warhol's Marilyn

 

David LaChapelle
Amanda as Andy Warhol's Marilyn, 2003
c-print, mntd on aluminum

 

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David LaChapelle, Uma Thurman Gossip

 

David LaChapelle
Uma Thurman Gossip, 1997
digital c-print, mntd on aluminum

 

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1963   Born: Fairfield, Connecticut, NC
1995   Named “Best New Photographer of the Year” by both French Photo and American Photo magazines
1996   “Photographer of the Year Award” at the VH-1 Fashion Awards
“Applied Photography of the Year Award” from The International Center of Photography
1997   Art Directors Club Award for Best Book Design for LaChapelle Land
1998   Best “Cutting Edge Essay” and “Style Photography” at Life magazine’s Alfred Eisenstadt Awards for Magazine Photography (the Eisies)
1999   Honored in the “Cover of the Year” category at the Eisies
Placed second on CNN’s list of “20 to Watch in 2000”
2000   Won "Best Video" for Mobys's "Nature Blues" at the MTV Europe Music Awards
2003   12th Annual MVPA (Music Video Production Association) Awards Adult Contemporary Video of the Year - Elton John 'This Train Don't Stop There Anymore'
2004   MVPA Director of The Year for No Doubt "It's My Life"
MVPA Best Rock Video of The Year for No Doubt "It's My Life"
VMA Best Group Video of The Year for No Doubt "It's My Life"
VMA Best Pop Video of The Year for No Doubt "It's My Life"
Winner of Best Documentary Aspen Film Festival
Special Juried Recognition Sundance Film Festival
Special Juried Prize Mountain Film in Telluride
13th Annual MVPA Awards - Winner 'Director of the Year' 'Best Rock Video of the Year' for No Doubt "It's My Life"
2005   Voted One of The "25 Most Influential Living Photographers" PDN
2006   Honored with Vito Russo Award (2006 GLADD Media Awards)
2013   "Krakow Photomonth Festival" National Museum in Krakow, Krakow
2013   The Armory Show, New York
2013   Art Basel Switzerland
2013   “Divine Bodies,” Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
2013   “Still Life,” Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
2013   Art Basel Hong Kong
2012   “Burning Beauty,” Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm (solo)
2012   “David LaChapelle,” Lu.C.C.A. Museum, Lucca, Italy (solo)
2012   "Artist of the Year," American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum, New York (solo)
2012   “David LaChapelle,” BEXCO Art Center, Busan (solo)
2012   "Unnatural - Natural History" Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England
2012   “Earth Laughs in Flowers” The Solo Project, Basel
2012   “The Haberdashery” Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York
2012   Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2012   MIA, Milan Image Art Fair, Robilant + Voena, Milan
2012   MIART, Milan International Modern And Contemporary Art Fair, Robilant + Voena, Milan
2012   Group Show, Patricia Low Contemporary, St. Moritz
2012   David LaChapelle, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston
2012   David LaChapelle, Frieze Art Fair, London
2012   "About Caravaggio Visioni & Illusioni Contemporanee" Museo Tuscolano -Scuderie Aldobrandini, Rome
2012   LACMA- Los Angeles County Museum of Art/ "Figure and Form in Contemporary Photography" Los Angeles
2012   "Everywhere and Nowhere" Villa Jauss , Oberstdorf, Germany
2012   "Making History" Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, Frankfurt
2012   “Still Life” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2012   "Addicted to Passion" Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg
2012   “Jesus Is My Homeboy” Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2012   “Earth Laughs in Flowers” Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva
2012   “Earth Laughs in Flowers” Fred Torres Collaborations, New York
2012   “Earth Laughs in Flowers” Robilant + Voena, Milan
2012   “Earth Laughs in Flowers” Robilant + Voena, London
2012   “Earth Laughs in Flowers” Reformiere Dorfkirche, St. Moritz
2011   "David LaChapelle: Negative Currency and Recollections in America, Prism Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
2011   "David LaChapelle: Earth Laughs in Flowers, Serge Maruani & Alain Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
2011   “The Raft” De Sarthe Fine Art, Hong Kong
2011   “David LaChapelle Early Work” Michelman Fine Art, New York (solo)
2011   "Cocktail Culture" Norton Museum of Art, Florida
2011   “Leonardo. Il Genio, il Mito”, Venaria Reale, Turin, Italy
2011   “Role Models and Role Playing” Museum Der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
2011   "The Fashion World Of Jean Paul Gaultier : From the Street to the Stars” The Montreal Museum Of Fine Art, Montreal |
2011   “Beauty Culture” Annenberg Space For Photography, Los Angeles
2011   "Face Off: Contemporary Portraits by Contemporary Artists" Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut
2011   “Body Gestures" Herzliya Museum Of Contemporary Art, Israel
2011   "The Lords and the New Creatures", NYE+BROWN, Los Angeles
2011   “Boarders and Frontiers: Globalization, Temporality & Appropriation in the Contemporary Image” Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, Michigan
2011   "Thus Spoke LaChapelle," Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (solo)
2011   “David LaChapelle,” Hangaram Design Museum - Seoul Art Center, Seoul (solo)
2011   "Nosotros: La Humanidad Al Borde," Museo de Arte Contemporaño de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2011   "David LaChapelle," Bratislava City Gallery, Bratislava (solo)
2011   "From Darkness to Light," Lever House, New York (solo)
2011   Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (solo)
2011   "David LaChapelle: Earth Laughs in Flowers," Hanover, Germany, Kestner-Gesellschaft (solo)
2010   “Post Modern Pop Photography,” The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (solo)
2010   "The Rape of Africa," Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art Mocca Courtyard, Toronto (solo)
2010   "David LaChapelle," MOCA Taipei, Taipei (solo)
2010   "Popular : Brands Symbols Icons 1960-2010"
2010   Frieze Art Fair London
2010   "Restart" Tavi Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010   "Divine Comedy" Sotheby's Gallery, New York
2010   "Real Interface" Gana Art, Busan
2010   "Knock Knock: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York
2010   "David LaChapelle" Photo LA Presented by LACMA, Los Angeles
2010   " Pervasive Influence :The Mechanical Bride" Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
2010   "David LaChapelle" Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut
2010   “Atopia, Arte Y Ciudad en el Siglo XXI" CCB, Barcelona |
2010   “Real Interface” Gana Art Busan, Busan
2010   "David LaChapelle" Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain (solo)
2010   "David LaChapelle: Documents of Desire & Disasters" Paul Kasmin Gallery, Istanbul (solo)
2010   "American Jesus" Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2010   "The Rape of Africa" Robilant + Voena, London (solo)
2010   "Eden" Alain Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels
2009   "Cars And Money" Wolfgang Roth + Partners, Miami
2009   "American Jesus" Sebastien Guinness Gallery, Dublin
2009   "The Rape of Africa" David DeSanctis Gallery, Los Angeles
2009   "The Rape of Africa" Galerie Alex Daniels, Amsterdam (solo)
2009   "Who Shot Rock & Roll" Brooklyn Museum, New York
2009   "Rape of Africa" Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan
2009   London | Frieze Art Fair
2009   "Pop My Cherry" Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva
2009   "Naked!" Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2009   "Delirium of Reason," Museo De Las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico (solo)
2009   "Retrospective," Musee de la Monnaie de Paris, Paris (solo)
2009   "Delirium of Reason," Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City (solo)
2008   "David LaChapelle," Forte Belvedere, Florence (solo)
2008   David LaChapelle," National Museum, Krakow, Poland (solo)
2008   "David LaChapelle," Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm (solo)
2008   "Heaven to Hell / Bellezas y Desastres," MUBE Museum, Sao Paolo, Brazil (solo)
2008   "David LaChapelle" Forte Belvedere, Florence
2008   "David LaChapelle" National Museum, Krakow, Poland
2008   "David LaChapelle" Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm
2008   "Heaven to Hell / Bellezas y Desastres" MUBE Museum, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2008   "Vanity Fair Portraits" National Portrait Gallery, London
2008   "Vanity Fair Portraits" LACMA, Los Angeles
2008   "Jesus is My Homeboy" Wolfgang Roth + Partners, Miami (solo)
2008   "Jesus is My Homeboy" Robilant + Voena, London (solo)
2008   "Auguries of Innocence" Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (solo)
2008   "Jesus is my Homeboy" St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz (solo)
2008   "Jesus is My Homeboy" TEFAF (Rafael Jablonka), Maastricht, The Netherlands (solo)
2007   "Awakened" Galería Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain (solo)
2007   "Awakened" (Rafael Jablonka), Frieze, London (solo)
2007   "David LaChapelle" La Galerie Delphine Pastor, Monaco (solo)
2007   "Awakened" Goss Gallery, Dallas (solo)
2007   "Awakened" Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (solo)
2007   "David LaChapelle" Palazzo Reale, Milan
2007   "Heaven to Hell / Bellezas y Desastres" MALBA Museum, Buenos Aires
2007   "David LaChapelle," Palazzo Reale, Milan (solo)
2007   "Heaven to Hell / Bellezas y Desastres" MALBA Museum, Buenos Aires (solo)
2006   "VIP: Very Important Portraits" Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy (solo)
2006   "Men & War" Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin
2006   "VIP: Very Important Portraits" Capodimonte Museum, Naples, Italy
2006   "Men, War, & Peace" Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin
2006   "Heaven to Hell", Jablonka Galerie, Berlin
2006   "David LaChapelle", La Galerie Du XX ( w/ Maruani Noirhomme), Paris (solo)
2005   " David LaChapelle Pictures for Italian Vogue" Staley Wise Gallery, New York (solo)
2005   "Grand Opening : David LaChapelle", Goss Gallery, Dallas (solo)
2005   "David LaChapelle" Galerie Alex Daniels, Amsterdam (solo)
2005   "David LaChapelle" Maruani Noirhomme Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
2005   "Artists Prostitutes" Deitch Projects, New York
2005   "Men & War" Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin
2005   "David LaChapelle" | "All American" KALS'ART, Palermo, Italy
2005   "David LaChapelle" KALS'ART, Palermo, Italy
2004   "Portraits of Musicians" Palais Kinsky - Rudolf Budja Galerie, Freyung, Vienna
2004   "All American" Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
2003   "David LaChapelle" Moscow Photo Festival (James Gallery), Moscow
2003   Rockefeller Center: Montblanc International, New York
2003   "All American" Rockefeller Center: Montblanc International" New York
2003   Third International Festival: Fashion and Style in Photography, Moscow House of Photography, Russia
VANITY FAIR , Torch Gallery, Amsterdam
2002   "David LaChapelle" Barbican Museum, London
2002   "LACHAPELLE" Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna
2002   "David LaChapelle" Barbican Museum, London
2002   "LACHAPELLE" Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna
2001   "David LaChapelle" Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan (solo)
2001   "Fish Stick" Camerawork Gallery, Berlin (solo)
2001   "David LaChapelle" Photology (Villa Impero), Bologna, Italy (solo)
2001   "David LaChapelle" Baldwin Gallery, Aspen (solo)
2000   Los Angeles | Fahey Klein Gallery | "David LaChapelle" (solo)
2000   "Il Secolo Della Fotoarte" Villa Impero, Bologna, Italy
2000   "Femmes Plus Que Femmes" Museo de Arte Brazileira, Sao Paolo
2000   "Femmes Plus Que Femmes" Museo de Arte Brazileira, Sao Paolo
2000   Chic Thrills: Pop-Surealism in Photography, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
1999   "20th Festival de la Mode" Galleries LaFayette, Paris
1999   "Hotel LaChapelle" Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
1999   "The Beautiful & Bizarre" School of Visual Arts, New York
1999   "20th Festival de la Mode" Galleries LaFayette, Paris
1999   "Hotel LaChapelle" Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
1999   "The Beautiful & Bizarre" School of Visual Arts, New York
1999   "David LaChapelle" Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (solo)
1998   "David LaChapelle" Palacio Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal
1998   "LaChapelle Land", Les Recontres D'Arles, Arles, France
1998   "David LaChapelle" Palacio Pombal, Lisbon, Portugal
1998   "LaChapelle Land" Les Recontres D'Arles, Arles, France
1998   Fashion at the Beach, Bass Museum. Miami Beach, FL
LaChapelle Land, Les Rencontres D'Arles. Arles, France (solo)
1997   "LaChapelle Land", Parco Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
1997   "LaChapelle Land" Photology, Milan (solo)
1996   "LaChapelle Land" Staley Wise Gallery, New York (solo)
1996   LaChapelle Land, Staley Wise Gallery. New York, NY (solo)
1995   Javier, (Cibachromes) Trabia MacAfee. New York, NY (solo)
1995   "Javier Cibachromes" Trabia MacAfee, New York (solo)
1995   "Javier Cibachromes" Trabia MacAfee, New York (solo)
1993   PomPom Croissant, Tomoko Ligouri Gallery. New York, NY (solo)
1991   Facility of Movement, Tomoko Ligouri Gallery. New York, NY (solo)
1991   "Facility of Movement" Tomoko Ligouri Gallery, New York (solo)
1989   "Mirrors of God + the Intervention of St. Lucy" Trabia MacAfee Gallery, New York (solo)
1989   "Somewhere Better" Trabia MacAfee Gallery, New York (solo)
1989   "The Center Show" The Lesbian + Gay Center, New York
1989   "David LaChapelle" Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe
1989   "David LaChapelle" Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe
1989   "Life Never Dies" Mars, New York
1988   "Grand Windows" Grand Central Station, New York
1988   "Your Needs Met" 56 Bleecker Gallery, New York (solo)
1986   "Taking Pictures is Fun" Palladium, New York
1986   Taking Pictures is Fun, Palladium. New York, NY (solo)
1984   "Angels, Saints, & Martyrs" 303 Gallery (Lisa Spellman/ Colin Deland), New York (solo)
1984   "Good News for Modern Man" 303 Gallery (Lisa Spellman/ Colin Deland), New York (solo)
  Art Brussels Contemporary Art Fair, Brussles
  MiART International Modern and Contemporary Fair, Milan
2012    Burning Beauty
Fotografiska Museet, Sweden
Elanders Fälth & Hässler
2012    David LaChapelle
Hangaram Design Museum and BEXCO Art Center
2012    LaChapelle
LaChapelle
2011    Thus Spoke LaChapelle
Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
2011    Borders and Frontiers
Oakland University Art Gallery
2010    David LaChapelle
MOCA Taipei
2010    Earth Laughs In Flowers
Kestnergesellschaft Hannover
Distanz
2010    Heaven to Hell: Taschen Golden Books 30th Anniversary
Taschen
2010    Bliss Amongst Chaos
Maybach
2010    Maybach: Going Places
Daimler AG
2009    Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History
The Brooklyn Museum
2009    The Rape of Africa
Reflex Amsterdam
2008    David LaChapelle
Al Forte Belvedere
Giunti
2008    David LaChapelle
Fotografie
Stern
2008    Jesus is My Homeboy
Robilant and Voena
2007    David LaChapelle
Palazzo Reale
Giunti
2007    'David LaChapelle' Palazzo Reale
'LaChapelle, Heaven to Hell' Taschen
2006    'LaChapelle, Artists & Prostitutes' Taschen
2006    David LaChapelle
Maurani & Niorhomme Gallery in collaboration with La Galerie du XX Siecle in Paris, France
2006    Artists and Prostitutes
Taschen
2006    Heaven to Hell
Taschen
2005    Taschen 25th Anniversary
Taschen
2004    'David LaChapelle' Photology
2003    'Eros Fotografia' Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso
2003    “If you want reality, take the bus”
Artmosphere
2003    David LaChapelle
Eros Fotografia
2002    David LaChapelle Photographs
Barbican
2001    David LaChapelle
Photology
2000    'Portfolio' Library of Photography Number 16. Te Neues Publishing Company
1999    'David LaChapelle' Palazzo delle Esposizinoi
'Hotel Lachapelle' Callaway Editions
1999    David LaChapelle: Exhibition
Palazzo delle Esposizioni
1999    Hotel LaChapelle
Bulfinich
1996    LaChapelle Land
Channel Photographics
1996    'LaChapelle Land' Callaway Editions