Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Juergen Teller -Paradis @ Lehmann Maupin Gallery 9/10/09

JUERGEN TELLER, Paradis, 2009, c-print, 70 x 50 inches

Ok Folks...here another one for that September 10 evening Art shows Opening Extravaganza. Just take a Chelsea Art District gallery map, put red dots and connect the dots so, you can cover a lot of ground through the evening!
This is Juergen Teller, a must see!

For his fifth exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Juergen Teller will present an exhibition entitled Paradis, on view at the 540 West 26th Street location. The photographs were originally commissioned for the French magazine, Paradis.

Blurring the distinction between his commercial and non-commercial work, Teller takes a story-telling approach to this series, in which he revisits two of his previous subjects – Charlotte Rampling and Raquel Zimmermann. Shot alone one evening at the Musee du Louvre in Paris, this nude study features large-scale photographs of the two women as they move amongst the masterpieces housed in the museum and captures the intimacy between photographer and subject. The women's lack of vanity is revealed as they are shot at an uncomfortable proximity, blending their bodies with Classical statues and standing before Leonardo's Mona Lisa. Teller removes the artifice between photographer and subject, leaving only the purity of each image, and unlike the sculptures in the museum's collection, his photographs do not present a standard of beauty but are more akin to a tribute to women and the human form.

The exhibition will be on view from 10 September – 17 October 2009 at 540 West 26th Street, New York City. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10AM – 6PM.

On 11 September Juergen Teller will be signing copies of Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009 at Dashwood Books at 33 Bond Street from 6PM - 8PM.

On 12 September Teller will be in conversation with Cathy Horyn of The New York Times at SVA Theater at 333 West 23rd Street at 7PM.

For further information please contact Stephanie Smith at 212 255 2923 or Stephanie@LehmannMaupin.com or visit our website at LehmannMaupin.com. Please also visit the gallery on Facebook and Twitter

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