David LaChapelle has spent the past three decades transforming the realms of fashion and celebrity, sex and style with his own distinct, unorthodox aesthetics. This art edition presents two defining periods in LaChapelle's career: his rise to stardom in ’80s New York, and his creative renaissance following his “disappearance” from the fashion scene, post-2006. Volume 1, Lost + Found, traces LaChapelle’s emergence through Andy Warhol's Interview magazine and his ascent into the fashion world. Meanwhile, Good News explores LaChapelle’s spiritual and artistic revivalfollowing his retreat to a rural idyll in West Maui, Hawaii.
Presenting over 300 unpublished works to trace LaChapelle’s career, the book features portraits of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Tupac, Naomi Campbell and Lady Gaga among others. Illustrating LaChapelle's stylistic experimentation throughout the years, spanning classical, Baroque and Pop Art, the volumes reveal the photographer's exploration of consumerism, redemption and spirituality.
Three signed prints: 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 x 16 in.)
Signed and numbered by David LaChapelle Edition of 500 Hardcover, 2 vols. in a box with fold-outs, 554pp. Book size: 27.8 x 35.5 cm / 11 x 14 inches