Glamour stars by the ‘Fellini of Photography’

David LaChapelleA
wildly imaginative collection of images taken by ‘the fellini
of photography,’ David LaChapelle portraying some of today’s
most glamourous icons in the fashion, music and sport world
will be sold in a sale of Contemporary Art on Friday 21 October
at Bonhams in New Bond Street. This is the first time that LaChapelle
works of this scale, have come to auction.

David LaChapelleSixteen
large format photographs sexy, flashy, surreal and just plain
fun images of stars such as Giselle Bündchen, Pamela Anderson,
Cameron Diaz, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim
and Anna Kournikova situated in futuristic fashion shoots and
erotically charged settings, will all be sold. Each work is
from an edition of three and carries an estimate of £8,000-12,000.

David LaChapelle (b.1968,) at the age of 19, worked as a busboy
at New York’s celebrated discotheque, Studio 54. It was
here that Chapelle was ‘discovered’ by Andy Warhol,
who gave him his first professional job shooting for American
publication, Interview. Since that time, LaChapelle’s photographic
work has appeared in advertising campaigns, album covers and
fashion magazines from Vogue, The Face, to Vanity Fair and I-D.
Photo Magazine hailed him as ‘one of the ten most important
photographers now.’ LaChapelle has also lent his talent
to directing award-winning music videos for Jennifer Lopez,
Moby, Elton John, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Whitney
Houston among others.

For more details visit the Bonhams
web site.

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