Who’s the greatest star of star photography? It’s the inimitable David LaChapelle,
the photographer whose playful, over-the-top style is perfectly unmistakable and
unmistakably perfect. Just about everybody who is anybody has posed in one of his
dreamlike setups, including Pamela Anderson (in her birthday suit, “censored” by
star-shaped stickers), Madonna, Marilyn Manson (as a school bus crossing guard),
David Beckham, Tupac Shakur (in a bubblebath), Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez,
Eminem, Uma Thurman, Leonardo DiCaprio (as Marlon Brando in The Wild One), Britney
Spears (as a scantily-clad hot dog vendor), Christina Aguilera (on a pink horse),
Hugh Hefner, David Bowie, Courtney Love, Paris Hilton… the list is ridiculously long.
LaChapelle’s work has graced the pages of innumerable international magazines and
has been the subject of exhibitions in New York, California, Germany, Italy, Austria,
London, and more. He has also lent his talents to directing music videos and most
recently, a feature documentary, Rize, which was screened at Sundance 2005.
To render homage LaChapelle’s truly extraordinary photography, this 692-page, XL-sized
book is packed cover to cover with full-page images traversing his entire career
to date. Bursting at the seams with color, celebrities, sex, camp, and outrageousness,
this limited edition pays tribute to the daring and ambitious photographer who has
created the most eye-popping mises-en-scene in the history of portraiture.
Limited edition of 2,500 copies worldwide, signed and numbered by David LaChapelle.
All color illustrations are color-separated and reproduced in Pan4C, the finest reproduction
technique available today, which provides unequalled intensity and color range.
Barely out of high school, David LaChapelle was offered his first professional job
by Andy Warhol to shoot for Interview magazine. LaChapelle has photographed the world’s
hottest celebrities for magazines ranging from Vanity Fair to Rolling Stone, Italian
Vogue and i-D. His portraits and art photographs have been exhibited at the Staley-Wise,
Toni Shafrazi, and Deitch Galleries in New York, the Fahey-Klein Gallery in California
as well as internationally at Art Trend in Austria,
Camerawork in Germany, Sozzani and Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Itay, and the Barbican
Museum in London. LaChapelle has also directed music videos for artists such as Moby,
Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and The Vines. American Photo
recently ranked him as one of the top ten "Most Important People in Photography."
"Of all the photographers inventing surreal images, it is Mr. LaChapelle who has
the potential to be the genre's Magritte."
Richard Avedon, The New York Times, United States
Artists and Prostitutes
Hardcover + Box,
345 x 500 mm,
June 2006: David LaChapelle's book launch held at the fashion boutique Restir Tokyo
located in Ginza, Tokyo.
Artists and Prostitutes
In Tokyo werd het nieuwe boek van David LaChapelle ten doop gehouden.
De presentatie vond plaats in Restir Tokyo, één van de "coolest" fashion boutiques
in Ginza, Tokyo.
Dit fantastische XXL boek, met zijn bijna 700 pagina's heeft een oplage van slechts
2500 exemplaren wereldwijd.
In luxe doos genummerd én gesigneerd bij Boekhandel Jimmink direct uit voorraad leverbaar.
AVAILABLE at JIMMINK Worldwide sold out
Cloth in Clamshell Box. Book Condition: As New. First Edition 1/2500 Deluxe. Elephant
Folio. 698pp, profusely illustrated in color and duotone. Text in English, German
and French. "Once called the Fellini of photography, David LaChapelle has worked
for the most prestigious international publications and has been the subject of exhibitions
in both commercial galleries and leading public institutions around the world. Celebrating
this visionary artist's truly extraordinary photography, "Artists & Prostitutes"
is packed cover-to-cover with vibrant full-bleed images. Bursting at the seams with
spectacle and drama, and saturated with colors that only LaChapelle can realize,
this limited edition pays tribute to the most daring and ambitious photographer in
the history of portraiture". Limited to two thousand, five hundred copies worldwide,
this massive volume (the second in Taschen's XXL series) is the most lavish and comprehensive
survey of the renowned photographer/director's work to date.
A brand new, pristine example NUMBERED AND BOLDLY SIGNED by David LaChapelle in black
ink on the title page housed in a clamshell box still sealed in the publisher's printed
shipping box, as issued.