Born in 1963 in Connecticut, USA, David LaChapelle is an internationally renowned artist known for his vivid fashion photographs and baroque images populated by celebrities. Skilfully fusing art history with references to popular culture, metaphysical questions with street culture, he paints a disquieting portrait of 21st century values and lifestyles. David LaChapelle is now one of the most widely published photographers in the world. Since 2006 he has been focusing on the artistic side of his work.
Michael Jackson: On the Wall - group show
This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition will open in the summer of 2018 to coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday (on August 29, 2018).
With among others Andy Warhol, David Hammons, David LaChapelle, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON, UK
From 28/06/2018 to 21/10/2018
Good news for modern man - solo show
'LaChapelle: Good News for Modern Man' will feature an expansive survey of work by David LaChapelle, offering over 70 pieces from various periods of the artist's career. As a part of the opening night events, renowned ballet dancer Sergei Polunin will give a performance in the Martini Church in Groningen.
His first large-scale solo museum show in the Netherlands will highlight areas of the artist’s oeuvre, from portraiture, still life, landscapes and tableaux. This comprehensive survey also introduces LaChapelle’s latest series, New World, in which he attempts to photograph the unphotographable - in a future quest for paradise.
Opening April 20th, 2018 from 8 to 10pm.
GRONINGER MUSEUM, GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS
From 20/04/2018 to 28/10/2018
After The Deluge - solo show
BAM is to host, for the first time in Belgium, one of the largest and most important retrospectives ever dedicated to the great American photographer David LaChapelle. The exhibition looks back over his entire artistic output from the 1990s to the present day.
After many years with the biggest stars of his generation as his subject matter, the artist began a new creative chapter with a series of more personal pieces highlighting his concerns regarding ecological and ethical issues affecting the world.
More than 100 photographs will be exhibited – some in large format – touching on all aspects of his prolific output, together
with music videos he has produced for well-known pop and rock singers.
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONS, MONS, BELGIUM
From 10/28/2017 to 02/25/2018
Casa dei Tre Oci, a splendid example of early 20th-century Venetian architecture, welcomes a major retrospective of David LaChapelle, gathering around 100 works by the American photographer, including the never seen before new series New World.