Thursday, June 23, 2011

David LaChapelle: The Raft

I can’t remember when I had first heard of David LaChapelle. I remember still being in High School and browsing through his website and falling in love.

David LaChapelle was born in 1963 and began his career in New York in the 80s-my favourite period by the way. In the 80s in New York the nightlife was booming with trust fund kids famously known as the Club Kids.

It was in New York where his work caught the attention of the notorious Andy Warhol and the editors of Interview Magazine.

LaChapelle is famous for shooting personalities such as Eminem, Tupac, Paris Hilton, Lil’ Kim, Amanda Lepore, Hilary Clinton and Muhammad Ali to name a few.

LaChapelle then moved on to directing music videos (Can’t hold us Down-Christina Aguilera), live theatrical events and documentary films.

I was on Perez Hilton's blog and read an article about David Lachapelle at an event with one of my style icons and heiress Daphne Guinness. I decided to check out his website to check out his new work and came across and event at de Sarthe Fine Art Gallery.

Kanch, Shivani and I decided to check it out, as we were all LaChapelle fans.
Walking into the gallery we saw these white pristine walls and on top of course, was neon coloured extravagant, outrageous pieces spread all over the walls.

His Bruce Lee themed work was a 'chromogenic' print with bright colours and with a lot of what would appear to seem random quirky characters in the background.

His other pieces which were more of a mix media collection featured some paint, cardboard, bubble wrap, and ink to mention a few.
I personally loved his mixed media pieces. They were so intriguing and intimate; you know the kind of art that makes you think-haha.

What do you think of his pieces?

Visit the gallery:
de Sarthe Fine Art 8/F Club Lusitano
16 Ice House Street Central. Hong Kong

LaChapelle’s work will be there till the 2nd of July, worth a look for sure!

Love Petra

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