Renowned surrealistic photographer of scantily clad celebrities David LaChapelle has turned his focus to luxury status symbols. Intended to inspire some reflection on the real value of “Cars and Money,” an exhibition of his series “The Crash” and “Negative Currency” is on view at Miami’s Wolfgang Roth and Partners Fine Art. Collaged images of smashed cars are titled after luxury ad phrases like “Luxurious Power” and “Boundless Freedom,” while negative images of pink dollars reference the false commodities of the recent economic collapse.

“Cars and Money: New Works by David Lachapelle,” December 2 – February 13, 2010, Wolfgang Roth & Partners Fine Art, Miami