The iconic American artist and photographer David LaChapelle opens at the Hangaram Design Museum in Seoul, Korea on November 22nd. This is his second Asian museum retrospective after a very successful stint in Taipei, Taiwan in 2010. Featuring about two hundred works, this is slated to showcase LaChapelle’s photographic works collectively seen in Asia. The body of work spans twenty years from the 1980s to 2011.
LaChapelle’s signature hyper-realistic images with social messages has garnered him commission works from fashion and celebrity editorials. This exhibition will feature his recent artworks such as The Raft of Illusion, the site-specific installation Chain of Life and his most recent work, Gaia.
The legendary career of this artist started with his photography in the 1980’s which caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who gave him his first gig as a photographer at Interview Magazine. The years followed had him working for Vanity Fair, GQ and Rolling Stone, just to name a few. In 2006, he left the world of publishing and magazines in order to get back to producing work for galleries and museums.
Should you find yourself in South Korea, this is a must see and a rare opportunity to be captivated by one of the greatest art photographers.
The Hangaram Design Museum at The Seoul Arts Center
Nambu Loop Line 2406, at 700 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea, 137-718.
The exhibition on view from November 22, 2011 to February 26, 2012
It is open to the public Monday-Sunday, 11:00 – 7:00pm except for the last Monday of every month.
For more information visit www.sac.or.kr/eng/ and dlcseoul.com
article by: Oscar A. Laluyan