David LaChapelle - An unique exhibition in Vienna

“Once in the Garden” is the title of the exhibition by the artist/photographer David LaChapelle which started on the 2nd of June 2014 and is closing already on the 15th of September at the Gallery OstLicht, in the city of Vienna.

The Gallery OstLicht brings to the public very well known photographs of the artist but also 3 series of his recent artworks. The exhibition features exclusive materials showing for the first time in Europe and a collection of pictures developed specifically for the Life Ball (Biggest Charity event supporting people with HIV running every year in Vienna).

This is indeed a great opportunity to finally get to know or to follow the artwork of one of the greatest World known photographers which his oeuvre have has been described as "hyper-real and slyly subversive" and as "kitsch pop surrealism”.

The Contemporary artist Ricardo Praga, member of the United Photo Press, had the chance to interview the Curator of the Gallery, Sophie Haslinger, which was part of the team setting the exhibition.

Below you can see our reportage video which gives a better overview of the exhibit:

Text and video artwork by Ricardo Praga