Antiques Corner by Patrick Van de Vorst

David LaChapelle's signature
David LaChapelle's signature

THIS week we valued a David LaChapelle – Pamela Anderson: Miracle Tan, dated 2004 Los Angeles.

This is number four of seven e-prints mounted on diasec.

David LaChapelle is an American commercial and fine art photographer.

He is best-known for his photography, which often highlights the lurid pop culture of the 21st century, against the background of an art historical composition.

He is best described as kitsch pop surrealism.

LaChapelle is increasingly referred to as the Fellini of 21st-century photography.

His pieces often command impressive prices at auction.

This is a chromogenic print of this image which sold for $25,000 earlier this year.

Our specialists valued this piece at £15,000-£20,000.