David LaChapelle: Earth Laughs in Flowers

The Lovers

Flaccid Passion

Images courtesy of http://www.davidlachapelle.com

ROBILANT + VOENA are hosting a major exhibition of acclaimed American artist DAVID LACHAPELLE which opened in February across three European locations – London, Milan and St.Moritz.  The series Earth Laughs in Flowers was first shown at Hannover’s Kestnergesellschaft Museum in spring 2011. ROBILANT + VOENA will now present this important body of work to the British, Italian and Swiss public, across its two galleries in London and Milan, as well as the Reformierte Dorfkirche, St. Moritz in collaboration with St.Moritz Art Masters, the 10 day summer art festival in the Engadin (24.8.-2.9.2012).

In this new series of ten works DAVID LACHAPELLE (Born 1964) explores the vanity of life and beauty. With titles such as “Springtime”, “Late Summer”, “Early Fall” and “Deathless Winter” the works refer to the four seasons and allude to the life cycle: from birth to death.  Click here to read more @ ROBILANT + VOENA.

The sun was shining in London today so I went to their Dover Street gallery in London and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition.  What a shame I missed the public lecture by the artist! The more you stare at a David LeChapelle, the more you find.  Well worth a visit, it’s a wonderful exhibition.  And a bonus, it’s right across the street from Dover Street Market where I went for coffee and browse afterwards.

London
Dates: 14 February – 24 March 2012
Reception for the Artist – Monday 13 February
Public Lecture by the Artist – Tuesday 14 February
Location: ROBILANT+VOENA Gallery, 38 Dover Street, London W1S 4NL
Open: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm

Milan
Dates: 16 February – 24 March 2012
Reception for the Artist – Wednesday 15 February
Location: ROBILANT+VOENA Gallery, Via Fontana 16, Milano 20122
Open: Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, Saturdays 10am – 6pm

St.Moritz
Dates: 11- 26 February 2012
Location: St. Moritz Art Masters, Reformierte Dorfkirche, Via Maistra 18, St. Moritz 7500
Open: Mon – Fri 4pm – 7.30pm / Sat – Sun 1pm – 7.30 pm / Closed: Wed 15.2.2012

About David LeChapelle

David LaChapelle is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages.

LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s when he began showing his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine. His photographs of celebrities in Interview garnered positive attention, and before long he was shooting for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation.

LaChapelle’s striking images have graced the covers and pages of Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and i-D, and he has photographed personalities as diverse as Tupac Shakur, Madonna, Amanda Lepore, Eminem, Philip Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Lil’ Kim, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Paris Hilton, Jeff Koons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, and Britney Spears, to name a few.  Click here to read full biography.

Sourced from: http://www.davidlachapelle.com and http://www.robilantvoena.com/exhibitions/present

 

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David LaChapelle: Earth Laughs in Flowers

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