Sunday, May 07, 2017

Venice Biennale Special – Tre Oci – David LaChapelle – Lost + Found exhibition and Party Photos

Photograph copyright David LaChapelle courtesy Tre Oci

Venice Biennale Special – Tre Oci

David LaChapelle – Lost + Found
Exhibition and Party Photos

David LaChapelle – Self Portrait as House - 2013

At the Casa dei Tre Oci, until September 10 - David LaChapelle – Lost + Found, curated by Denise Curti and Reiner Opoku and organized by the Fondazione di Venezia and Civita Tre Venezie, presents more than 100 images that follow the career of the American artist. LaChapelle is known throughout the world for the uniqueness of his provocative hyperrealism, which he has encompassed in a single vision brimming with contradictions, irony and excess.


“I love to create through fantasy, transforming my dreams into images.”
David LaChapelle

 At the after-party of the exhibition, held in a palazzo on the Grand Canal, David LaChapelle talks to Jason Altaan

Curators  - Reiner Opoku and Denis Curti  

Hostess Jane da Mosto talks to Claudio Vernier and Giovanni Rubin de Cervin

Sam and Caroline Hopkinson with host Francesco da Mosto

Marco Maccapani, Sibilla Camurati and Pamela Anderson

Photograph copyright David LaChapelle courtesy Tre Oci

David LaChapelle – The First Supper – 2017

David LaChapelle – Adam and Eve - 2017
The exhibition, the first solo show by LaChapelle to be held in Venice, it proposes a great novelty: the world premiere of New World, a new series made over the past four years. It consists of 11 photographs that mark the artist’s return to the human figure and that are centered on such ideas as paradise and the representations of joy, nature, and the soul.

Luca Massimo Barbero, Cesare De Michelis, Emanuela Bassetti and Luca De Michelis

Jeremy Parra Wolfram and Amadeus


Morella Morelli, Luca Bombassei and Gloria Beggiato

Giulia and Vettor Marcello

Photograph copyright David LaChapelle courtesy Tre Oci

David LaChapelle – Seismic Shift – 2012

Emilia and Caroline Hopkinson

Janusz Podrazik, Gioia Meller Marcovicz and Toto da Mosto

Beatrice Rosenberg and Viretta Micheluzzi

Pierre Rosenberg and Servane Giol

Lucia Nogara, Giulio Giannelli Viscardi and Serena Bombassei

David LaChapelle – Rape of Africa - 2008
LaChapelle’s photos denounce contemporary obsessions, the relationship with pleasure, affluence, the superfluous, and the unbounded need to make an impression. And he wraps everything in electric colors and lacquered surfaces, all characterized by the recurrent presence of a brazen and aggressive nudity. His subjects are such celebrities as Michael Jackson, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Jeff Koons, Madonna, Uma Thurman, Andy Warhol, and David Bowie, the images of whom are used as mass-produced merchandise, knowingly sacrificed on the altar of a system based on icons.

Maurizio Galimberti, Luca Melloni and Marta Buso

Elisabetta Barisoni

Marinella Merati, Barbara Foscari, Giudo and Giulia Venturini


David LaChapelle – My Own Marilyn – 2002
David LaChapelle – My Own Liz – 2007

Umberto Branchini, Delia da Mosto and Roberto De Feo


Justine Bradley and Hugues Le Gallais

  Photograph copyright David LaChapelle courtesy Tre Oci

David LaChapelle – Land Scope: Kings Dominion – 2013

Domitilla Getty and Jane da Mosto

Donna Leon, Fabio Moretti and Graziamaria Dragani

Martha and Mercy Fiennes

Charlotte Desaga and Pierangelo da Mosto  

David LaChapelle – Flaccid Passion – 2008-2011
Isabella Alvera

 Claudio Vernier and Adele Re Rebaudengo


Luca Bombassei, Cristina Beltrami and Alessandra Zoppi

Veronica Marzotto, Peggy Reimer and Joanita Green

Jason Altaan, Maria Vittoria Baravelli and Piero Gemelli

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