The photographer David LaChapelle recently won a pre-trial hearing that will allow his lawsuit against Rihanna to proceed, Photo District News reports. The two superstars will go head-to-head, through their lawyers, in New York City District Court on August 10
Mr. LaChapelle argues that the video for Rihanna’s “S&M” lifts elements from his Read More
Warhol protégée David LaChapelle has officially sold his New York digs. The artist’s Lower East Side pied-à-terre at 170 Second Avenue has traded after at least two years on the market to an unnamed buyer for $1.68 million, according to city records.
“Man,” said Alberto Mugrabi as he approached Aby Rosen. “This came out great, huh?”
Mr. Rosen nodded and gestured at a collection of nude men in crucified positions on the wall. “Lots of dicks,” he said.
It was Thursday and the two were feting a collection of work by David LaChapelle. Lever House Read More
For years, David LaChapelle made his living and his reputation as a fashion photographer known for outlandish images of celebrities (and later, friends) like Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson. Rising to the top of the magazine heap-he photographed everyone from Madonna and Eminem to Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Taylor-he went on to direct Read More
How much of Paris Hilton’s crotch—you’ve seen it on the Internet, I’m sure—any rational person needs is a question asked by Auguries of Innocence, an exhibition of photographs by David LaChapelle at Tony Shafrazi Gallery. Actually, Ms. Hilton only makes a fleeting appearance in what is, essentially, Mr. LaChapelle’s debut as a political commentator. War, Read More
Jazzy is dead; long live Jazzy Jr. As Off the Record’s Sridhar Pappu reported last month, New York Post columnist Cindy Adams’ beloved Yorkshire terrier, Jazzy, died this past summer. But his memory persists, both in a new Saks Fifth Avenue boutique and in the name of Ms. Adams’ replacement dog, Jazzy Jr. Read More
The paintings of the French artist Eugène Leroy (1910-2000), currently the subject of an exhibition at Michael Werner, have to be among the loneliest works of art I’ve seen. I’m thinking, in part, of the solitary and barely discernible figures depicted in the canvases, of their compositional isolation as well as Leroy’s tendency to bury Read More
Late last year, Mark Dickstein sent two Mapplethorpe photographs that he owns to Christie’s to see about selling them in an upcoming auction. The 40-year-old head of an investment management firm had purchased the photographs–one was of a calla lily and the other was of a bunch of tulips in a vase–in 1994 from the Read More