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Maschio Angioino : David LaChapelle


A special exhibition is now in Napoli, with a site-specific installation of work by American artist, David LaChapelle, at Maschio Angioino. “David LaChapelle” invites visitors to experience highlights from the prolific artist’s career in an intimate survey curated by Mario Martin and Vittoria Mainoldi.

This new exhibition offers over 40 significant pieces from various periods of the artist’s image-making career, from the 1980 – present. Selections of unseen photography from the artist’s archives are presented along with iconic masterworks and several new premieres. “David LaChapelle” in Napoli explores LaChapelle’s profound representation of humanity in this special time we live in. A thought-provoking point of view is represented in this survey and presents the important works which contribute to LaChapelle’s role among the world’s most influential artists.

Unique to Napoli, this new survey or work presents some of LaChapelle’s most personal hand-painted photographic negatives, created in the 1980’s, as the teenage artist explored ideas of the metaphysical and loss against the backdrop of the devastating AIDS epidemic. These delicate works will be mirrored with selections of the artist’s newest works, in which he returns to his early photographic techniques while following an awe for the sublime and a quest for spirituality, as can be seen in Behold (2017).


David LaChapelle

December 8, 2021 – March 6, 2022

Maschio Angioino

Castel Nuovo – Capella Palatina

Via Vittorio Emmanuelle III


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