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"HAPPY TOGETHER" Exhibition Opens January 26th in Miami



JANUARY 26 – MARCH 2, 2024

Visu Contemporary 2160 Park Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Miami Beach Art Gallery Presents a New Survey of the Renowned Photographer’s Work, Featuring Over 30 Photographs Created Between 1985 and the Present, including a World Premiere


MIAMI BEACH, FL (December 18, 2023) – VISU Contemporary announces its new exhibition for 2024 featuring works by internationally acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle. The collection, titled “DAVID LACHAPELLE: HAPPY TOGETHER” curated by VISU Contemporary gallery owners Bruce Halpryn and Blake Pearson, will be on display from January 26 through March 2, 2024, and will feature a selection of over 30 significant photographs from the artist’s career from 1985 to the present, including the premiere of a new work.  


Highlights of the exhibition include: Archangel Uriel (1985), one of LaChapelle’s earliest figurative works displaying a stoic cherub resting on the overlook of a great forest; My Own Marilyn (2002), which presents the artist’s muse Amanda Lepore in an homage to Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue (1964); After the Deluge: Museum (2007), where LaChapelle reminds us that human survival cannot be separated from nature while precious objects are as temporary as our climate; Spree (2019-2020), inspired by accounts of Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which finds a colossal mega cruise ship frozen in time within a vast, icy landscape; Behold (2015), representing LaChapelle’s ability to reimagine Old World ideas and aesthetics with painterly effect through photography; and Revelations (2019), inspired by the biblical book of the same name.


LaChapelle’s newest work, Three Graces (male) (2023), inspired by Raphael’s master painting The Three Graces (1503-1505), will also be on view. 


“We are thrilled to present David LaChapelle’s first-ever solo exhibition on Miami Beach,” said Bruce Halpryn, co-owner and co-curator of VISU Contemporary. “This curation reveals an exciting range of themes while highlighting the artist’s distinct ability to create thought-provoking narratives.  Many of the iconic works on view have become a mirror of the time we live in, while also providing a glimpse into the future.”


To celebrate the introduction of LaChapelle’s presence in Miami, the artist will be present for the exhibition opening on January 26 from 7-9 p.m. For more information, visit


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