David LaChapelle: Lost and Found


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David LaChapelle: Lost and Found
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David LaChapelle: Lost and Found

The coffee table book "Lost & Found" presents two defining periods in David LaChapelle's career: his rise to stardom in 1980s New York, and his creative renaissance after his "disappearance" from the fashion world.

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Good news for fans of David LaChapelle; in early September 2024, publisher TASCHEN will launch a revised edition of "Lost & Found. The coffee table book chronicles the photographer's career through his own lens; from LaChapelle's emergence as a photographer in 1980s New York to his spiritual and artistic renaissance photography, which he made between 2006 and 2016. 

Raised under Warhol's wings in the 1980s, hailed as the Fellini of photography in the 1990s, emerging from a retreat in rural Hawaii in the 1990s, David LaChapelle has spent the past three decades photographing some of the brightest stars of his generation and transforming the fields of fashion and celebrity, sex and style with his own distinctive, unorthodox aesthetic.

"In 'Lost & Found,' TASCHEN presents two defining periods in LaChapelle's career: his rise to stardom in the white heat of New York in the 1980s, and his creative renaissance after his 'disappearance' from the fashion world, after 2006." - MOKUMO.

David LaChapelle's "Lost & Found" traces LaChapelle's rise through Warhol's Interview magazine and his ascension to global icon status in the fashion world. Meanwhile, Good News explores LaChapelle's spiritual and artistic revival after his retreat to a rural idyll in West Maui, Hawaii. This art edition is a typographic map of a dizzyingly creative mind, with more than 300 unpublished works to follow LaChapelle's career through his own lens.

Along the way, we encounter high-voltage subjects such as Miley Cyrus, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Tupac and Naomi Campbell, as well as LaChapelle's stylistic experiments over the years, which include classical, baroque and pop art elements. We follow his rise to the pinnacle of glamour and his subsequent thematic exploration of consumerism, redemption and spirituality. From the controversial series Rape of Africa (2009) and the Kardashian-heavy Black Friday at Mall of the Apocalypse (2013) to the classic Angels, Saints and Martyrs (1984) and the brand-new Paradise (2017), this is an intimate tour of LaChapelle's thematic evolution, narrated by the world-class photographer himself. Everywhere we discover an unparalleled critical and creative eye, captivated by hyper-polished sexuality, as well as the profound questions of human existence.

Title: David LaChapelle: Lost and Found
Publisher: TASCHEN
Size: 278 x 355 mm
Size: 278 pages
Weight: 3600 grams
Language: English
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783836570459
Available: Early September 2024




TASCHEN is a leading art book publisher known for its dazzling and bold world of striking coffee-table books on architecture, aphrodisia, art, design, fashion, photography, pop culture, style and travel. Working closely with renowned creative partners, the company has published thousands of titles in dozens of languages. From the essential Basic Art series to SUMO-sized Collector's...