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Juergen Teller

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Purple Magazine

September 24, 2016

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Juergen Teller & Xiang Jing Champ Magazine

September 30 2015

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Baccarat

June/August 2015

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Musée Magazine

November 2014

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Artinfo Shock of the Nude: Juergen Teller Photographs Go on View at the ICA

February 6, 2013

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January 23, 2013

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January 22, 2013

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January 5, 2013

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January 2013

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September 12, 2012

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March 30, 2012

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February 20, 2012

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February 13, 2012

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February 11, 2012

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February 9, 2012

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February 8, 2012

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January 31, 2012

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Dallas Contemporary

August 31, 2011

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July 28, 2011

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May 19, 2011

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January 20, 2011

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January 11, 2011

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October 31, 2010

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December 3, 2009

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September 25, 2009

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September 21, 2009

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September 1, 2009

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August 31, 2009

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August 17, 2008

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April 10, 2008

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March 1, 2006

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January 17, 2006

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January 1, 2005

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October 9, 2003

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September 18, 2003

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September 14, 2003

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September 5, 2003

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September 1, 2003

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September 1, 2003

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April 6, 2003

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January 1, 2002

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November 1, 2001

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July 1, 2000

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June 22, 2000

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June 4, 2000

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Contemporary Visual Arts

June 1, 2000

Artist Bio

Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller (b. 1964, Erlangen, Germany; lives and works in London) is a prominent photographer who has successfully navigated both the fine art and commercial world since beginning his career in the late 1980s. Teller does not distinguish between his commercial and non-commercial work, treating all of his subjects—family members, celebrities, and himself—with a uniform style of grit and raw emotion that has become his iconic and recognizable aesthetic. Although he often parodies fashion photography, he is very much a participant in it, promoting the industry as he criticizes it. Teller subjects his models to unflattering angles, uses a bright, harsh flash, and never retouches his photographs, exposing the myth of idealized beauty that airbrushed fashion images offer. Teller’s work is characterized by a spontaneity and genuineness that he believes better evoke authentic desire than the artificial sensuality often found in commercial photography. Some of the prominent figures Teller has photographed include William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, Kristen McMenamy, Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West.

Teller studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich. Solo exhibitions of his work have been organized at Kunsthalle Bonn, Germany (2016); Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2015); DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece (2014); Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2013); Daelim Museum, Seoul (2011); Dallas Contemporary, TX (2011); Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2010); and Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris (2006). Select group exhibitions featuring his work include VOGUE 100: A Century of Style, National Portrait Gallery, London (2016); Faces Now: European Portrait Photography Since 1990, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, traveled to Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, and National Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece (2015); How Soon Was Now, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2014); and Paparazzi! Photographers, Stars and Artists, Centre Pompidou, Metz, France (2014). In 2007, Teller represented the Ukraine as one of five artists in the 52nd Venice Biennale and will return to Venice for the 57th Biennale in 2017. His work is included in numerous international collections, including the Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris; International Center for Photography, New York; Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Teller was the recipient of the 1993 Photography Prize at Festival de la Mode, Monaco, and the recipient of the 2003 Citibank Photography Prize in association with the Photographer’s Gallery, London.