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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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London Evening Standard

January 23, 2013

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Artinfo

January 22, 2013

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The Guardian

January 5, 2013

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Artforum

January 2013

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Style.com

September 12, 2012

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Style.com

March 30, 2012

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Nowness

February 20, 2012

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Artinfo

February 13, 2012

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New York Magazine

February 11, 2012

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Vogue

February 9, 2012

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Harper's Bazaar

February 8, 2012

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Hint Magazine

January 31, 2012

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Dallas Contemporary

August 31, 2011

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T Magazine

July 28, 2011

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Dallas Observer

May 19, 2011

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The Block

January 20, 2011

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New York Times

January 11, 2011

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W Magazine

October 31, 2010

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Artforum

December 3, 2009

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The New York Times

September 25, 2009

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Vanity Fair

September 21, 2009

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The Moment: The New York Times Blog

September 1, 2009

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August 31, 2009

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New York Magazine Straight Shooter

August 17, 2008

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The New York Times

April 10, 2008

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Modern Painters

March 1, 2006

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Women's Wear Daily

January 17, 2006

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Artforum

January 1, 2005

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Time Out New York

October 9, 2003

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Art Newspaper

September 18, 2003

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The Observer

September 14, 2003

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Financial Times

September 5, 2003

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Independent Magazine

September 1, 2003

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September 1, 2003

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April 6, 2003

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American Photo

January 1, 2002

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i-D Magazine

November 1, 2001

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W

July 1, 2000

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Time Out New York

June 22, 2000

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New York Times

June 4, 2000

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Contemporary Visual Arts

June 1, 2000

London Evening Standard

January 23, 2013

Juergen Teller: Woo! ICA - review
By: Sue Steward


A fluffy kitten staring into a camera is a surprising greeting by a photographer known for his challenging fashion shoots and erotic portraits of models, actors, artists and designers. The cat draws the eye but the focus in this first of three galleries becomes a triptych of large portraits of Vivienne Westwood lying naked and luxuriating on a Louis XIV-style sofa.


Having posed on both sides of her body, she sits up, laughing, and parts her legs. 


Teller’s fascination with nudity reveals an intimate trust between subject and photographer. Growing up in Germany, where nudism and naturism are popular, could explain his profusion of naked self-portraits; an erotic twist is never far away in his work. Perhaps best-known is the intimate scene involving Charlotte Rampling and Teller in a naked embrace on a bed, a surprisingly touching image reminiscent of Annie Leibovitz’s Yoko and John, mother and child portrait. Interestingly, Kate Moss, crammed inside a wheelbarrow like a beautiful doll, is fully clothed.


“Self i-phone, 2012” is one of many self-portraits, including one of his huge belly (now shrunk). It hangs in the second gallery and also in the ICA’s Reading Room whose walls are papered like a teenager’s bedroom.


Covered with small prints holding memories of his life, private and commercial, they include a portrait of Teller’s close friend, the late Richard Hamilton — a poignant presence alongside many scenes with his family.


The processes involved in commercial fashion shoots spill into his family’s reality: his son’s skin tone is blended with his father’s, and his creepy Midwich Cuckoo stare was clearly calculated; his teenaged daughter standing in deep pond water and holding a rifle, introduces a rare cinematic quality but maintains her father’s dedication to suggesting a narrative. In contrast, Björk and Son, Iceland presents a tranquil scene in tones and mood.


The most surprising and mature work on show is a series of small prints arranged like a storyboard. Text and images document the photographer’s childhood and his relationships with his parents, particularly his mother, Irene. Irene im Wald (Irene in the Wood) reveals many details of her life and her son unfolds stories as she walks through the woods. This revealing new work has no need for exposing himself through nakedness and now reveals a serious, emotional character.