David LaChapelle (b. 1963) began his illustrious career taking pictures for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. His innovative approach quickly established LaChapelle as one of the world’s most influential photographers. His spectacular, colourful, and often controversial portraits of celebrities have become iconic archetypes of our generation. This first large-scale solo museum show in the Netherlands will feature more than 70 works, highlighting areas of the artist’s oeuvre, from portraiture, still life, landscapes and tableaux. This comprehensive survey also introduces LaChapelle’s latest series, New World, in which he attempts to photograph the unphotographable - in a future quest for paradise.
Expect spectacular portraits - from Andy Warhol to Miley Cyrus - but also strong compositions, powerful colors and beautiful nude in the exhibition LaChapelle: Good News for Modern Man. For the first time, the world-famous photographer David LaChapelle shows his work in the Netherlands, with more than 70 works! The Groninger Museum shows the diversity of LaChapelle as an artist, highlighting a different period in his career in every room. LaChapelle's photographs tell stories, and he creates them in a unique way. For example, every detail in the scenes you see on the photographs is constructed by the artist; no Photoshop is involved. And did you know that LaChapelle enhances the negatives of his photographs by hand? If you look closely, you can even see his fingerprints!