David LaChapelle, Will you still love me tomorrow?
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.
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.
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.