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Galéria Mesta Bratislavy 

David LaChapelle: LOST AND FOUND

Bratislava, Slovakia

September 14 - October 30, 2011

Press Release:

Bratislava 18th August 2011 – J&T BANK together with Prague-based agency Pavleye Art and Culture bring unique work of phenomenal David LaChapelle to Slovakia. The most aniticipated exhibition of the year, LOST AND FOUND, includes 30 art pieces of one of the most requested world photographers. The exhibition will take place in Bratislava´s Palffy Palace, from September 14th until October 31st It will be open to public every day except for Monday, from 11:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. The entrance fee is 4 Euros. 

The career of David LaChapelle has gone from black and white portrait photography, through costly fashion campaigns, world celebrity portraits, up to the art photography. Direct references to artwork of Michelangelo or Botticeli, marked by characteristic patina of fashion photography, have inspired the critics of David to give him nicknames such as „Fellini of photography“or „Andy Warhol of our era. “

Director of J&T Bank: “The art collection within “LOST AND FOUND” exhibition is the first of its kind, which you can see in Eastern Europe from David LaChapelle. In our bank we don´t just take care of our clients´ assets, we also enhance their value, and at the same time, we offer many possibilities to enjoy them. To us the newest exposition of David LaChapelle represents the connection of unique opportunity with unusual experience. We believe this exhibition will deliver a positive experience and enrich the personal art world of all visitors.”

Jozef Pavleye, the director of Pavleye Art and Culture said, „The exhibition of David LaChapelle is a pilot project of Pavleye Art and Culture agency within Slovakia. The work portfolio of this renowned photographer which balances among art, advertising aesthetics, commercial photography, fashion and audio-visual work, perfectly represents the philosophy and direction of our agency. Our aim is to bring world famous artists to the central-European audience.” 

The curator of Bratislava exhibition, Marián Pauer, made pertinent remarks regarding outstanding photographer: „ David LaChapelle is a one-of-a-kind artist on the contemporary photographic scene. His shots have an easily identifiable message; and express unrepeatable vision, limitless fantasy and imaginativeness of the author, who, from the first contact, takes the spectator for an adventurous ride between heaven and hell. “

The partners of this unique exhibition are Best Hotel Properties on behalf of Kempinski Hotel Bratislava and Generali Slovakia. The co-organizer of the exhibition is The City Gallery of Bratislava.


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