Project Description

Exhibition Brief

March 30 – July 30, 2017

“Guadalajara, Guadalajara” brand is pleased to announce to the city of Guadalajara the exhibition of the internationally renowned artist DAVID LACHAPELLE, titled LOST & FOUND | VOLVER A ENCONTRARSE. The focal point of the exhibition, in this historic Museum, is the highly anticipated new series by LACHAPELLE, ‘ New World’ which the artist created over the past ten years on the island of Maui, Hawaii; and will be shown for the first time – worldwide – in Guadalajara. The presentation is an overture to the artist’s upcoming fall 2017 book release, titled LOST & FOUND. The activities carried out from this exhibition will be brought with the support of the Government of Guadalajara and the company 212 Productions.

Fortifying the artist’s solidarity and longtime relationship with the people of Mexico, LOST & FOUND | VOLVER A ENCONTRARSE promises to be an extraordinary movement in the international landscape of art during this particular time of political and social contradiction. In the last 10 years, the artist David LaChapelle has shown in 8 Latin American countries, with 13 solo museum exhibitions, and 3 art fairs. In Montevideo, Uruguay (2016), he held for the first time in his career, 4 simultaneous solo shows; and overall, his exhibits in the region have had hosted more than 350,000 visitors. During LACHAPELLE´s visit, a series of related activities will be held that will involve diverse sectors of the population. This in order to promote the artists afinity with the people of Guadalajara, as LACHAPELLE is a faithful believer that art is for everyone and should not be reserved only for a specific audience. The artist will present a free public lecture to dialogue about the importance of art in the world and to speak directly with students and the artistic Mexican community.


David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages.

LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s when he began showing his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine. His photographs of celebrities in "Interview Magazine": garnered positive attention, and before long he was making photos for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation.

As part of the activities, there will be a free public lecture where the artist will discuss the importance of art in the world, and will speak live with students and the artistic community through a conference to be held at the Auditorio Telmex, located In Obreros de Cananea 747, Complejo Belenes, 45157 Zapopan. Jal., México.


Instituto Cultural Cabañas

Opening March 30

Calle Cabañas 8, Las Fresas
Guadalajara, Mexico. | 20:00 hours


March 30 - July 30 | 2017

Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 to 18:00 hours.

Tuesday: Free Admission


Tuesday March 28 |11:00 hours.

Auditorio Telmex

Free Admission


March 29| 12:30 hours

Only for
Accredited Media

Project's Partners


David LaChapelle Lost + Found

Lost + Found