The so-called “Fellini of photography” David LaChapelle has sold his Chelsea apartment at 427 West 21st Street for $2.5 million, according to city documents.
LaChapelle listed the one-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op apartment in July for the same price. The townhouse features 12-foot ceilings, three fireplaces (two of which are marble) and a private terrace, according to the listing.
LaChapelle is best known for his fashion and commercial photography. He made his name when he was just 17 years old, after Andy Warhol hired him to shoot some work for Interview magazine. Since then, his photographs of celebrities like Missy Elliot have appeared in magazines such as Details, Paris Vogue, Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine.
In 2006, LaChapelle suffered a burn out and moved from New York to Hawaii. Since then, he has focused on art photography — though his photographs often make reference to celebrities like Michael Jackson.
Heather McDonough and Henry Hershkowitz of CORE had the listing.