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David LaChapelle, Will you still love me tomorrow?

December 18, 2018

Exhibition

Since his early commissions from Andy Warhol as a portrait photographer for Interview magazine, many of David LaChapelle’s photographs of well-known figures in contemporary culture have become iconic in their own right. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” is the first exhibition of David LaChapelle’s work at Staley-Wise Gallery in New York in more than ten years. Many of the works included have never been previously exhibited.

David LaChapelle, David Bowie: Self Preservation, 1995 © David LaChapelle / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
David LaChapellem Andy Warhol: I’m a Deeply Superficial Person, November 22, 1986 © David LaChapelle / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
David LaChapelle, Elton John: Egg On His Face, 1999 © David LaChapelle / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

Throughout the show, LaChapelle’s images reveal an unusual level of collaboration and trust from his subjects. Featured in the collection is the last sitting of Mr. Warhol, a black and white portrait the artist made of his mentor in 1987. It continues with a diverse anthology of profound and often prophetic scenes, featuring polarizing idols including Elton John, David Bowie, Faye Dunaway, Tupac Shakur, Dolly Parton, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, and Hillary Clinton.

David LaChapelle, Faye Dunaway: Day of the Locust, 1996 © David LaChapelle / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
David LaChapelle, Hillary Clinton: Politician’s Paradox, 2010 © David LaChapelle / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
David LaChapelle, Elton John: Egg On His Face, 1999 © David LaChapelle / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

The selected photographs not only showcase the famous in defining moments of their careers, but also serve as a mirror to our own obsessions and curiosities with fame itself.

David LaChapelle, Elizabeth Taylor: National Velvet, 1999 © David LaChapelle / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
David LaChapelle, Tupac Shakur: To Begin Again (I), 1996 © David LaChapelle / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
David LaChapelle, Michael Jackson: An Illuminating Path, 1998 © David LaChapelle / Courtesy Staley-Wise Gallery, New York

David LaChapelle,
Will you still love me tomorrow?

December 13, 2018 – March 2, 2019

Staley Wise Gallery
100 Crosby St #305
New York, NY 10012

http://www.staleywise.com/

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