Juergen Teller - Woo Exhibiton

Who is Juergen Teller? Gentleman come on! He put Victoria Beckham in a paper bag for Marc Jacobs, shot Charlotte Rampling nude next to the Mona Lisa and bundled Kate Moss into a wheelbarrow. He shoots for fashion brands, magazines and for himself with equal verve and irreverence, capturing life, light, clothes and people within his singular patina of clarity and charm.
Considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, Juergen Teller is one of a few artists who has been able to operate successfully both in the art world and the world of commercial photography. This exhibition will provide a seamless journey through his landmark fashion and commercial photography from the 90s, presenting classic images of celebrities such as Lily Cole, Kurt Cobain and Vivienne Westwood, as well as more recent landscapes and family portraits.
Picture and Words introduces a series from his controversial weekly column in the magazine of Die Zeit which often provoked outcry amongst readers, and the exhibition will feature many of the letters of complaint that the magazine received. Irene im Wald and Keys to the House are Teller’s most recent bodies of work, revealing the photographer’s more personal world in his hometown in Germany and family home in Suffolk.
Teller’s provocative interventions in celebrity portraiture subvert the conventional relationship of the artist and model. Whatever the setting, all his subjects collaborate in a way that allows for the most surprising poses and emotional intensity. Driven by a desire to tell a story in every picture he takes, Teller has shaped his own distinct and instantly recognisable style which combines humour, self-mockery and an emotional honesty.

The exhibition is taking place from 23 January 2013 - 17 March 2013 at ICA, London.