Fred Torres Collaborations Hosts David LaChapelle’s "Earth Laughs In Flowers"

artwork:  David LaChapelle - "America" (left) and "Concerning the Soul" (right), 2011 - Chromogenic Prints - Courtesy Fred Torres Collaborations, New York. On view in "Earth Laughs In Flowers" from February 23rd through March 24th.


New York City.- From February 23rd through March 24th, Fred Torres Collaborations will present “Earth Laughs In Flowers”, an important new series of ten large-scale photographs by David LaChapelle. First shown at the Kestnergesellschaft Museum in Hannover, Fred Torres Collaborations will exhibit the entire series for the first time in the United States. On the occasion of this exhibition, Fred Torres Collaborations (FTC) announces that it now represents David LaChapelle in New York. FTC has managed LaChapelle’s fine art career since 2005. In “Earth Laughs In Flowers” David LaChapelle appropriates the traditional Baroque still life painting in order to explore contemporary vanity, vice, the transience of earthly possessions and, ultimately, the fragility of humanity. Expectations of the still life are satisfied through the inclusion of symbolic objects such as fruit, flowers and skulls, but also upended by the insertion of everyday items such as cell phones, cigarette butts, balloons, Barbies, and a Starbuck’s iced coffee cup.