David LaChapelle
1963, Fairfield, USA

Short biography
David LaChapelle is a photographer and video/commercial/film director who works in the fields of fashion, advertising, and fine art photography, and is noted for his surreal, unique and often humorous style. LaChapelle attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and School of Visual Arts in New York City. Andy Warhol offered him his first professional job as a photographer for Interview after meeting him at Studio 54 where LaChapelle was working at the time. He has also worked for Rolling Stone, Vogue, GQ, Photo and Vanity Fair throughout the years.

LaChapelle has four published books, LaChapelle Land (1996), Hotel LaChapelle (1999), Artists and Prostitutes (2006), Heaven to Hell (2006) of his photographs. All four books contain vivid and surreal portraits of celebrities such as Whitney Houston, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bündchen, David Bowie, David Beckham, Björk, Shakira, Lance Armstrong, Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, Uma Thurman, Brook Shields, Leonardo Dicaprio, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Pink and recently Lady GaGa.

Recent exhibitions
Guy Hepner Contemporary London, Galerie Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, MOCCA Toronto, Jablonka Galerie Berlin, Fotografiska Museet Stockholm, Moscow House of Photography, Barbican Art Gallery London.

Top auction result
$ 156.796

Average auction results
$ 4.000 - $ 25.000
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Signed vintage silver gelatin photo for sale price limited edition

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