Xerjoff Magazine

Venetian LaChapelle

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The surreal, baroque and pop universe of the well-known American artist David LaChapelle, who made his debut as a photographer with the magazine Interview by Andy Warhol, will be on stage until September 10th at Casa dei Tre Oci di Venezia (Fondamenta delle Zitelle, 43 -
Isola della Giudecca).

The exhibition, curated by Reiner Opoku and Denis Curti, organised by Fondazione di Venezia and Civita Tre Venezie, revisits the artist’s career from the early black and white projects of the 1990’s up to the more recent, coloured works that earned him an international public and critical acclaim. Lost+Found (the title of the exhibition), proposes a New world preview of a new series made over the last 4 years and composed by 11 photos marking the return of the photographer to the human figure and focusing on topics such as the paradise and the visual representation of happiness, nature and soul.

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The Venetian exhibition also shows the relationship of the U.S. artist with landscape photography. Indeed, it includes some works belonging to the Gas Station and Land Scape group, where LaChapelle reproduces scale models of oil rigs and filling stations using recycled materials, such as egg boxes, computer motherboards, curlers, straws and other things.