One person you don't necessarily associate with drawing is the rock singer Courtney Love. But this weekend, her artwork, paired with photography by David LaChapelle, will be seen in a show titled "Mentoring Courtney Love" at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Conn.Read More
The provocative Italian architect and designer on his history of doing things 'badly'—on purpose, of course.Read More
Gaetano Pesce is known for his furniture, rather than his art. But in a solo show at Fred Torres Collaborations in Chelsea, Pesce is showing his work for the first time in 25 years including his art from the 1970's and some recent material he created for the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan. As part of our Gallery Night series, ARTINFO spoke to exhibit curator Fred Torres.Read More
A union between Flaunt and Cadillac was recently forged to develop not only a bold and creative integration of shared expansionistic ideals, but also to amass what we feel represents distinct expression in the crowded contemporary arts space. With the principles of the new Cadillac ATS in mind, this particular showcase of painters, sculptors, performers, dancers, directors, composers, and so forth, similarly define seemingly un-navigable territory with nimbleness, adept points of view, eccentricity, and above all, an openness to the potentiality of creationRead More
They say a single picture is worth a thousand words. Gretchen Ryan should know -- her haunting, evocative paintings have been exhibited in galleries around the world.
Now, Ryan's embarked to work in a new medium, recording "My Story," a unique advocacy video for the animal protection organization Mercy For Animals that's sure to spark discussion.
In 12 years spent living in Chinatown, photographer Luca Pizzaroni has shot countless urban street scenes. But this year, what's on the street itself led him to travel an hour outside of the city—to a garbage dump in East Brunswick, N.J. "I was curious to see where trash goes," he said...Read More
HOW MANY of you remember the 1957 book, "The Lonely Doll," written by Dare Wright. It contained a spare, touching text and the author's haunting black-and-white photographs. "The Lonely Doll." became a classic in its time...Read More
“I don’t think it’s a departure,” Mr. LaChapelle told Gallerist about his still lifes. “I stopped doing celebrity fashion in 2006 to make a home in Hawaii where I live today. And then I got asked to show at galleries again...Read More
A line stretched out of the gallery at Fred Torres Collaborations, but it wasn't for Madonna. David LaChapelle's new photography show, "Earth Laughs In Flowers," is devoid of the celebrity images that made him famous...Read More
In a project that recalls Louise Lawler's ongoing investigation of art objects as fetishes and commodities, Gonzales-Day photographs statuary in the storerooms of European and American museums.Read More
Pizzaroni creates a collision of photography and painting by placing found snapshots face down on wet oils and scanning the messy, expressionistic, and chance results. The obvious, and far more elegant, precedent is...Read More
Even in the Age of Gaga it's still necessary to remind the world that female artists face barriers. Yes, women are free to wear a meat dress or express themselves in any artistic way imaginable, which is an important, tectonic shift from the rigidity of decades past — but they are still struggling to...Read More
Best known for his surreal celebrity portraits, startling fashion spreads and theatrical rock videos, David LaChapelle cut his teeth in New York’s downtown art scene—showing at edgy galleries, such as 303, 56 Bleecker...Read More
The New York Times interviews David LaChapelle and John Byrne about their recent collaborative works, "Transcending Form" and "Facility of Movement," a dance based installation at Lever House.Read More
Gerhard Richter's overpainted photographs always look a little like grade-B sci-fi: ordinary landscapes or interiors suddenly invaded by multicolored ooze. Luca Pizzaroni has done something similar with snapshots...Read More
She looked like money, the woman with the sleek long legs, tanned a light toast color, and with a mane highlighted by honeyed streaks conjured by some magician at Frédéric Fekkai. Her suit was Chanel but emphatically not matronly Chanel. Her wrists were manacled with slave bracelets...Read More
For the next few days, the last photo of Andy Warhol will be on display at a gallery in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Earlier this week, David LaChapelle recalled the time he spent with Warhol...Read More
David LaChapelle has become one of the art world's most collectable photographers. He was discovered and mentored by Andy Warhol, who started the photographer's career at Interview Magazine.Read More
David LaChapelle, the fashion photographer turned artist, has spent his career coaxing celebrities out of their comfort zone. Brooke Shields, Naomi Campbell, and Daniel Day-Lewis all disrobed for Mr. LaChapelle. Angelina Jolie posed with a horse nibbling on her nipple. James Truman...Read More
He was hired by Andy Warhol. He fired Madonna. He photographed Pamela Anderson and Lady Gaga and also Hillary Clinton, and made a star of the transgender apparition Amanda Lepore. He earned millions and spent much of that on a self-financed film about an urban dance form...Read More
Regional focus seems almost incidental to this exceptionally strong group show; what’s most striking is the intelligence and idiosyncrasy of the work that the curator, Edward Robinson, has chosen. The photographers...Read More
Daphne Guinness has been called "fashion's wild child" by the New York Times. New York Magazine said she lives in a "jewel box." She elicits innumerable amounts of comments, posts, blogs and profiles: an endless array of fascination. In short, she's her own fashionable tour-de-force...Read More
David LaChapelle, who was by all rights the show’s headliner, gave a Saturday afternoon lecture on commercialism in the art world to a sold-out audience. He cashed in on the weekend, selling all his work.Read More
The opening this week of a new gallery in Midtown has generated unusual confusion in the worlds of art and fashion. Because the gallery’s name is fordProject, it has been promoted as a division of Ford Models...Read More
Paintings by artist Gretchen Ryan realistically depict four- and five-year-old beauty pageant contestants—who, according to Pan, "are already in the universe of a fairy tale; they're living in a fantasy world."Read More
These days, though, LaChapelle's work is fed by the natural environment, reflecting his spiritual regeneration. Many of his images are based around the theme of paradise regained with Maui's lush rainforest recast as an Edenic landscape where lost souls can find redemption.Read More
Elana Rubinfeld, the director of Fred Torres Collaborations in New York (a gallery that was showing at Pulse for the first time this year) was pleased by how “serious, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic” the audience was....Read More
Great artist or provocateur?
On Thursday at the Tel Aviv museum of Art, the museum opened the exhibit of David LaChapelle- the man who conquered the world of celebrity with his outstanding photographs. Yesterday he arrived in Tel Aviv and said, "They understand me here."
LaChapelle's personal projects, created recently as part of his artistic and critical expression. Here he seeks to juxtapose contrasting concepts through their visual representation: hope and despair, growth and devastation, renewal and degeneration.Read More
Tony Shafrazi, in his blue pinstriped suite from Anderson Sheppard in London, donated four paintings from his gallery in New York to the auction. One of these paintings included a photograph of Naomi Campbell on a chocolate bunny by David LaChapelle that sold for $120,000. The total raised was almost $1.8 million.Read More
Of all the glittery images in the celebrity pantheon, photographer David LaChapelle's have long been the best examples of over-the-top kinky glam. In the past two decades, he's snapped anyone who is anyone in luxuriantly lurid and delicious rude set-ups where clothes seem to fall off as the colours are turned up...Read More
"...a top-secret midnight preview of the "Knock Knock, Who's There, That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" exhibition at Armand Bartos gallery (in collaboration with downtown gallery Fred Torres) it was a reminder that no matter how many celebrities enter the art scene, the real glamor remains in an engagement with the best art and the ideas contained within it."Read More
"Art Basel Miami Beach week brings the world to Miami"
by Saxon Henry.
When Art Basel and Design Miami roll into town each December, the twin fairs bring with them a who's who of talent and incredible creative energy.
"I saw how they treated Andy at the end of his life. People were awful to him, they hounded him to death. He was huge in Europe and Asia, sure, but at home…" legendary photographer and one-man personality cult David LaChapelle is rarely at a loss for words. He thinks out loud, incapable of or uninterested in keeping secrets: guilelessly an with unnerving generosity picking up the threads of his life story...Read More
Soledad and Alessandro Twombly's Home in Italy is a paradise of his art, her bohemian style, and their family's love of furniture with well-worn good looks.
Text by Vicky Lowry, Photographerd and Produced by Miguel Flores-Vianna
Art dealer Tony Shafrazi is the kind of cheerful transgressive who artists love-one for whom the business of art isn't just business as usual. In fact, the business of being Tony Shafrazi is an art in itself.Read More