18 April-5 July. Rome's Galleria Mucciaccia presents a major photographic retrospective dedicated to David LaChapelle, the American fine-art photographer, film director and artist.
On display are 34 works retracing LaChapelle's career, from his early pictures created in Los Angeles to his more recent works featuring unexpected landscapes, dreamland figures and mythological landscapes.
The exhibition includes his two big panels from the series Aristocracy (2014), the monumental Showtime at the Apocalypse (2013), the Kardashian family’s Christmas picture, and Rape of Africa (2009), a provocative work against the violence suffered by the African continent, with Naomi Campbell as the African Venus.
The year 2007 can be defined as a turning point in the artistic production of LaChapelle; the artist swapped the pages of fashion magazines for the walls of museums, influenced by his visit to the Sistine Chapel which led him to produces the series The deluge and After the deluge.
The show also includes his most recent series New World, Lost and Found and Behold, set in the pristine Hawaiian rainforest and dense with mysticism and spirituality, and ends with a series of photographs created between 1984 and 2009, depicting entertainment figures and Hollywood stars.
For full details see gallery website.
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Rome exhibition by David LaChapelle
Largo della Fontanella di Borghese, 89, 00186 Roma RM, Italia