David LaChapelle – Taschen – Art Edition

David LaChapelle - Lost and Found – Good News, Art Edition - 2018

David LaChapelle - Lost and Found – Good News, Art Edition - 2018David LaChapelle returns with his first new publication in a decade. This two-volume collection narrates the photographer’s career through his own lens; the first tome traces LaChapelle’s rise in the heat of 1980s New York, while the second explores his spiritual and artistic renaissance in 2006–2016. Together, they constitute an unparalleled visual map to the inner workings of a unique creative mind.

Volume 1, Lost + Found, traces LaChapelle’s emergence through Warhol’s Interviewmagazine and his ascent to the status of global icon in the fashion world. Meanwhile, Good News explores LaChapelle’s spiritual and artistic revival following his retreat to a rural idyll in West Maui, Hawaii.

This Art Edition represents a typographical map to a dizzyingly creative mind, presenting over 300 unpublished works to trace LaChapelle’s career through his very own lens. Along the way, we encounter such high-voltage subjects as Miley Cyrus, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Tupac, and Naomi Campbell, as well as LaChapelle’s stylistic experimentation throughout the years, spanning classical, Baroque, and Pop art elements. We follow his ascent to the apex of glamour and his subsequent thematic exploration of consumerism, redemption, and spirituality.

From the controversial Rape of Africa (2009) series and the Kardashian-heavy Black Friday at Mall of the Apocalypse (2013) to the classic Angels, Saints and Martyrs (1984) and the brand new Paradise (2017), this is an intimate tour through LaChapelle’s thematic evolution, narrated by the world-class photographer himself. Throughout, we discover an unrivaled critical and creative eye, in thrall to hyper-polished sexuality, as much as to the profound questions of human existence.

David LaChapelle - Earth Laughs in Flowers. Rite of Spring, 2008–2011 David Lachapelle - She Stood by Him till the End His Loving Friend. Elizabeth Taylor, 2002 David Lachapelle - Archangel Uriel, 1985
Medium: Hardcover, 2 vols. in a box with fold-outs, 554 pages, with three prints,
Book Size: 27.8 x 35.5 cm
Print details:
- Archangel Uriel, 1985 (30.7 x 40.5 cm / 12 x 16 in.)
- She Stood by Him till the End His Loving Friend. Elizabeth Taylor, 2002 (26.4 x 40.5 cm / 10 x 16 in.)
- Earth Laughs in Flowers. Rite of Spring, 2008–2011 (31 x 40.5 cm / 12.2 x 16 in.)
Limited edition of 500
Signed and numbered
Price: € 2,000

This limited David LaChapelle art edition is available at Taschen

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