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THAT'S NOT JUST HALLOWEEN:
A cardboard box. The simplest of materials making this first Juergen Teller catalogue very desirable indeed. Titled Photographs
, the box contains 31 large postcard prints of Teller's work before 1992. They are all black and white and drawn from 1990 and 1991. They are largely without artifice. Less is more appealing.
It is not a Juergen Teller portrait as we have come to know them. It could be a still from Kes
. It could not be much more honest. Or much more good, for want of a better word.
Come as you are. Kurt Cobain. The only celebrity portrait in the collection and the famous face is hidden by his almost-as-famous blonde hair. This image and others from the Nirvana shoot are repeated in Juergen's latest exhibition and book Woo!
Kurt, of course, is so not 'not fashion'.
Titled Young Gipsy Girl
this photograph and the next one following are taken from one of our absolute favourite Juergen and Venetia Scott shoots. Photographed in Romania, the pictures are quite extra ordinary. They provided a real relief from the neon flower-powered acid house revelers that filled many of the pages of i-D
Juergen and Venetia again. This time a fashion story shot at the hippie commune of Nimbin in New South Wales, Australia. See more of the 31 postcard prints on this link.
Comme as you were. Japanese avant-garde design meets German expressionism. Juergen photographed Anna Pawlinksi in Paris in a superstructured conical hooped skirt. The pictures appeared in Six
no.8 - the final issue of the now legendary Comme des Garcons magazine.