David LaChapelle, ‘My House’, 1997, Caviar20

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In the early 1990's David LaChapelle (b. 1964) ushered in a new era of fashion photography. He created images that were outrageous, creative and celebrated celebrities in a shockingly bold way.

His output during the 90's, and his unabashed fascination of celebrities' hubris and sexuality in hindsight seems to predict the new level of obsession the media and the public have for the famous.

As a teen LaChapelle worked at Studio54 as a busboy. He would meet Andy Warhol who would hire him to shoot for Interview magazine. Within a few years his images would appear in a host of magazines including GQ, Vanity Fair, The Face, Vogue and most consistently in Details.

"My House" is one of LaChapelle's most iconic images. It debuted in Paris Vogue in 1997. Shot in the United States it features the Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek wearing Christian Lacroix.

Signature: Dated and editioned by the artist verso.

About David LaChapelle

Discovered by Andy Warhol at the age of 17, David LaChapelle began working for Interview Magazine at the threshold of his prolific career. Soon to be known for his hyper-real, distinctly saturated depictions of celebrity culture—Paris Hilton, Muhammad Ali, Britney Spears, Madonna, and Tupac Shakur figuring among his subjects—LaChapelle’s earliest work explored themes of mortality and transcendence through fine art, black-and-white photography. After tremendous success in commercial photography, music videos, and filmmaking, LaChapelle has returned to the gallery settings where he first began. His work today explores the metaphysical themes of his earliest work, referencing art history and religious iconography to make profound commentaries on the contemporary world. “I reintroduce my personal ideas of transfiguration, regaining paradise, and the notion of life after death,” says the artist, who now calls a remote farm in a Hawaiian jungle his home.

American, b. 1963, Fairfield, Connecticut