Juergen Teller at Lehmann Maupin

Controversial picture of 70 years old Viviane Westwood naked on a sofá, in a world where youth, inmortality & idealised beauty seems to be the most important values.


Juergen Teller (b. 1964, Erlangen, Germany) studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt fur Photographie in Munich, Germany before moving to London in 1986. His work in influential international publications such as W Magazine, I-D and Purple nurtured his own photographic sensibility, which is marked by his refusal to separate the commercial fashion pictures and his most autobiographical un-commissioned work. Juergen Teller has been working with Marc Jacobs on his advertising campaigns for the past 14 years, the work has been collated into Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998 – 2009 published by Steidl. Teller has also had long collaborations with other designers and fashion houses over the years including Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.

Kristen McMenamy