David LaChapelle

Nov 26, 2012

New York City

David LaChapelle’s current exhibition Still Life presents new works of the artist and photographer. It Addressing the fleeting nature of humanity, fame, celebrity and power, this body of work began in 2009, when LaChapelle learned of the break-in and vandalism of the National Wax Museum in Dublin, Ireland, and was granted permission to photograph the destroyed figures. LaChapelle continued photographing figures at two additional wax museums – one in California and one in Nevada – to complete his vision of the collection. With subjects ranging from politicians such as Ronald Reagan, to celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Jackson, to the artist’s depiction of The Last Supper including John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene, Still Life presents eerie compositions of dismembered icons.

David LaChapelle

Paul Kasmin Gallery

November 26th, 2012 – January 19th, 2013
515 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001