David LaChapelle, Free Exhibition in Rome

18.04.2019 - 18.06.2019

David LaChapelle from April 18 to June 18 is on display at the Micciaccia Gallery in Rome. This is a totally free exhibition in which 34 works by the American artist, very active in the world of fashion and advertising, will be exhibited.

David LaChapelle, the exhibition in Rome
Thirty-four works on display retrace the entire production of the great American artist, starting in the 1980s, when he moved away from the world of magazines and advertising to get closer to art, up to the most recent works.

Hawaiian atmospheres, unexpected landscapes, mythological figures and dreamlike suggestions populate LaChapelle’s works , in an exhibition that goes back in time: from the latest works, New World, Lost and Found and Behold, evocative photos taken in 2017 in the uncontaminated forest rainforest of Hawaii, dense with mysticism and spirituality; to the less recent ones, made in Los Angeles, such as the two large panels of the Aristocracy series (2014); of the monumental Showtime at the Apocalypse (2013), the famous Christmas portrait of the Kardashian family; of the Landscape; of Earth Laughs in Flowers and Rape of Africa (2009); a provocative work against the violence suffered by the African continent, which gives the title to the homonymous project presented in 2008.

In 2007, the turning point in the production of Lachapelle, is the series The deluge and After the deluge, inspired by the vision of the Sistine Chapel . The reference to Michelangelo’s masterpiece is mixed with that of consumer society brands, generating an apocalyptic vision with an ending where objects, works of art and people appear submerged in water, like in Cathedral, Statue and Awakened.

The exhibition concludes with a series of photographs taken between 1984 and 2009 that look at the world of entertainment and Hollywood stars , such as the three portraits of Michael Jackson celebrating the media beatification, the Hollywood one by Faye Dunaway in Day of the Locust (1996), Dynamic Nude and the only black and white photograph taken in New York: Good News for Modern Man from 1984.

On this occasion a book will be published with images of the exhibition, published by Carlo Cambi Editore.

Who is David LaChapelle
David LaChapelle is today one of the most recognized and appreciated artists in the world. Born in Fairfield in 1963, he married a post-Pop style and in some ways surrealist that makes him unique in the world. The works of David LaChapelle are present in numerous important public and private international collections, and exhibited in various museums, including the Musée D’Orsay in Paris, the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Museum of contemporary Art in Taipei, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, The National Portrait Gallery in London, the Fotographfiska Museet in Stockholm and The National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. David LaChapelle lives and works between Los Angeles and the Hawaiian island of Maui.

All the info on the LaChapelle exhibition
Exhibition: David Lachapelle
Exhibition curated by LaChapelle Studio and Galleria Mucciaccia
Location: Galleria Mucciaccia, Largo della Fontanella Borghese 89, Rome
Open to the public: 18 April – 18 June 2019
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10.00 – 19.30; Sunday closed
Information: T. +39 06 69923801 | segreteria@galleriamucciaccia.it | www.galleriamucciaccia.com


Galleria Mucciaccia, Largo della Fontanella di Borghese, 89, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy



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