David LaChapelle

Selected works

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.

SOLO SHOW - Make Believe

David LaChapelle’s new exhibition "make Believe" at Fotografiska Museum, mark the artist's first major museum solo exhibition in North America. With over 150 works, the collection highlights LaChapelle’s most iconic images while also presenting new creations for the very first time.

Fotografiska, New York - USA

From Septembre 9, 2022 to January 8, 2023


GROUP SHOW - Thierry Mugler : Couturissime 

Opening on November 18, the exhibition "Thierry Mugler: Couturissime" will present photographies by David LaChapelle. Already seen by more than one million visitors in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and France since its launch in 2019, the exhibition is about to conclude its world tour in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Museum, New York, United States.

From November 18, 2022 to May 7, 2023


SOLO SHOW - I Believe in Miracles

With a new project, the MUDEC is offering an exhibition based on a critical look at the human soul, explored in its folds of pain, solitude, joys, passions and ideals. Man and his relationship to himself, man in his environment and in human society, man in Nature. 


David LaChapelle - I Believe in Miracles

MUDEC, Italy

Through September 11, 2022


“Maria Magdalena” - group exhibition

Mary Magdalen is a woman of extremes and has given rise to a multiplicity of interpretations: a wealth of representations, conspiracy theories and controversies. This special exhibition will introduce the visitor to the rich, paradoxical and constantly evolving imagery surrounding this mysterious biblical figure. From the time of the New Testament to the present day, Mary Magdalen has proved to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists.

Museum Catharijne Convent, Utrecht, Netherlands

From June 24, 2021 to January 9, 2022


“Botticelli. Son temps. Et notre temps” – Group exhibition

With its latest exhibition, the Mart continues comparing artists and art movements spanning different eras, overcoming temporal limits. The undisputed protagonist of “His Time” and “Our Time is Sandro Botticelli. On display, as part of the exhibition are a series of masterpieces, including Pallade e il Centauro on loan from the Uffizi Gallery, Venere from the Galleria Sabauda in Turin, andCompianto sul Cristo morto from the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan. Botticelli’s influence also echoes the works of contemporary artists, including Giosetta Fioroni, David LaChapelle, Michelangelo Pistoletto and John Currin, and the worlds of film and fashion, comparing the image of Venus with that of Chiara Ferragni.

Mart, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto

Corso Bettini 43, Rovereto, Italy

From May 22 to August 29, 2021


“On everyone’s lips. From Pieter Bruegel to Cindy Sherman” - Group show

The exhibition “On everyone’s lips. From Pieter Bruegel to Cindy Sherman” is dedicated to the theme of the oral cavity, from the mouse to the lips, the tongue and the teeth. Science and medicine have always been involved in the exploration of the specific part of the body, so as art and cultural history, from antiquity to present. The exhibition presents over 250 works of art by among others, David Lachapelle, Albrecht Dürer, Pablo Picasso, Max Klinger, Marina Abramović, Andy Warhol, and Louise Bourgeois comprising paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, drawings, prints and video art, juxtaposed with individual exhibits from ethnological and scientific collections, film and advertising, music and literature.

Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany

Until June 6, 2021


“Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” - group show

The exhibition “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” presents 150 haute-couture and prêt-à-porter outfits by a visionary couturier, director, photographer, perfumer and dancer – almost none of which have ever been exhibited – in addition to accessories, stage costumes, videos, rarely seen sketches, and archival material. Numerous art prints by leading fashion photographers, from Helmut Newton to David LaChapelle, round out the show.

Until April 18, 2021

Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Theatinerstrasse 8, Munich, Germany



Atti Divini - Solo show

The exhibition Atti Divini (acts of god), curated by Denis Curti and Reiner Opoku, presents 70 of the most significant and emblematic works of the artist's career. The exhibition proposes a set of large and very large works. These are the most iconic and significant works of La Chapelle that have contributed to making him one of the most influential artists in the world.


From 14/06/2019 to 06/01/2019


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.


From 10/28/2017 to 02/25/2018


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