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David LaChapelle (American, b.1963)
LOT ID: 80440
My House, New York, 1997

Chromogenic Print (C-print), Digital c-print
30 х 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm.)
Signed, and accompanied by a copy of the artist-signed, formal Certificate of Authenticity for this edition, as issued by the David LaChapelle Studio, New York.
Print/Casting Year 1997
Edition 10 of 25
Lot description
"My House, New York," is a stunning digital c-print photograph by American photographer David LaChapelle. Originally shot for French Vogue, this image is a sublime yet ironic example of the manner in which LaChapelle seamlessly blends pop culture, fashion and high art in his photographs.

This edition 10 of 25 is flush-mounted to aluminum, unframed, and in excellent collection and measures 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm). This work is presently held in a top Private Collection, E.U. and is accompanied by a copy of the artist-signed, formal Certificate of Authenticity for this edition, as issued by the David LaChapelle Studio, New York.

This image depicts supermodel Alek Wek who stands in the middle of the street in 'anywhere USA', dressed in a ultra-vivid fuschia couture gown, holding hands with a young girl, also wearing a fuschia dress. The title clearly refers to the one house on this otherwise commonplace block that is completely wrapped in the same sumptuous fabric that the LaChapelle's models wear, a nod to the 'wrapped' projects of Christo and Jean-Claude.

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. Known for his work in the fields of fashion, advertising, and fine art photography, LaChapelle expanded his production to include videos and has filmed many successful music videos, advertisements, and also television show trailers. The artist was born in 1968 and received his formal education at North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1980 he moved to New York and met Andy Warhol among other Pop Art masters. He has spent his career expressing his iconic style of characterized, brightly colored celebrities in bold poses, and has works in such publications as the Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, The London Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Interview and many more. The artist currently works in studios in New York and Paris.

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My House, New York by David LaChapelle
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PLEASE NOTE: OUR EDITION IS FROM JUST 25 WITH MUCH LARGER DIMENSIONS THAN LISTED AUCTION COMPARABLE.

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