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After attending high school at North Carolina School of The Arts in the mid 1980’s, David  LaChapelle began showing in New York City galleries. Soon after, he was offered a job by Andy Warhol to work at Interview Magazine

LaChapelle’s unique approach to image making and groundbreaking vision quickly gained international interest. With his widely recognizable staged pictures, the artist began to expand the genre of photography and by 1991, The New York Times predicts, “LaChapelle is certain to influence the work of a new generation…in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today.”

Over the past thirty years, LaChapelle’s prolific body of work has established the artist as a fixture in contemporary art. His portrait, stage and music video and film works have become iconic archetypes of America in the 21st Century.

In 2018, LaChapelle created visual campaigns for Travis Scott’s AstroWorld campaign as well as Elton John’s farewell tour.

In this past year, LaChapelle released the most extensive book project of his career to date. Lost & Found and Good News For Modern Man mark the final volumes of a five-book anthology, which began with LaChapelle Land (1996), and continued with Hotel LaChapelle (1999) and Heaven to Hell (2006).

2018 introduces significant fine art exhibitions at National Portrait Gallery (London), Groninger Museum (The Netherlands), Pearl Lam Galleries (Singapore), Geuer X Geuer Art (Dusseldorf), Galerie Templon (Paris) and Stary Browar (Poland).

Previous Exhibitions of note include Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Palazzo Reale (Milanese dx), MOCA Taipei, Monnaie de Paris, Victoria and Albert (London), Ara Modern Art (Seoul), and Casa dei Tre Oci (Venice).