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David LaChapelle

Recollections in America, II: Double Date

  • Year2006
  • MaterialC-print
  • Dimensions64 x 64 cm
  • Year of acquisition2007
  • Inventory numberUAB 634 2I13
  • On viewBasement floor

More about the artwork

David LaChapelle is known for his opulently staged photographs of stars and supermodels. He owed the beginning of his stellar career as a celebrity photographer to Andy Warhol, who first commissioned him for “Interview” magazine in the early 1980s. “Recollections in America” is quite extraordinary for LaChapelle’s œuvre. The pictures are reminiscent of party snapshots; the persons shown seem less to play a part than to forget their parts: an elderly lady throws up in company, an apparently drunk man fills Kahlúa into a baby bottle. The longer the viewer looks at the photographs, the more inconsistencies are noticeable. Who would put a hand grenade onto a sideboard and why does the same man reappear several times? Photo albums from the 1970s and 1980s provide the foundation for this series. LaChapelle has digitally mounted elements such as the hand grenade into the photographs. These collages draw a memorable picture of suburban life in the United States—the dark side of the “American dream.”

Further collection artworks

Charline von Heyl Roadrunner, 2015 UAB 1027
Charline von Heyl Roadrunner, 2015
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975 UAB 526
Andy Warhol Ladies and Gentlemen, 1975
Jeff Koons *1955 Amore, 1988 UAB258
Jeff Koons Amore, 1988
Andy Warhol Natalie Wood, 1962 UAB 502
Andy Warhol Natalie Wood, 1962
Albert Oehlen Hey Mercy, 1983
Cy Twombly Lepanto XII, 2001 UAB 480
Cy Twombly Lepanto XII, 2001