AO On Site – New York: Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ at Lehmann Maupin, Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 14th, 2009

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The opening of Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ at Lehmann Maupin Gallery all photos by ArtObserved or courtesy of the gallery

Last week marked the start of the new gallery season with a number of Chelsea galleries opening their doors on Thursday night. Coinciding with Fashion Week was the opening at Lehmann Maupin of Juergen Teller’s fifth exhibition with the gallery, ‘Paradis.’ Originally commissioned for the French magazine Paradis, the exhibition features Charlotte Rampling and Raquel Zimmermann, whom Teller has photographed previously, alone and nude in the Musée du Louvre.

Juergen Teller: Paradis [Lehmann Maupin]
Photographer Juergen Teller: “It’s Time for You to Take Your Clothes Off” [Wall Street Journal]
Lehmann Maupin – Juergen Teller: Paradis Photography Exhibition [Freshness]
Bringing Humanity To The Fashion World [Style.com]
Cathy Horyn & Juergen Teller Talk Paradis [Elle]

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery


Juergen Teller - Paradis - opening - Bjork

Shot in Teller’s signature washed-out style, the works do not depart very much from his commercial work, for fashion lines Marc Jacobs and Yves Saint Laurent.  There are, however, a number of photographs are of just artworks.  The series is described as “a tribute to women and the human form,” with the two women often standing next to each other, amidst the great masterpieces of Western art.  The even coincided with a number of other openings in Chelsea as well as with “Fashion’s Night Out” which provided an energy on the streets outside the gallery which seemed appropriate for an exhibition of an artist who is one of the better examples of crossing over from the fashion industry into the art world.  As such, in attendance, and seen in the above and below pictures, were art world figures such as John Currin, and Matthew Barney and Bjork as well as Olivier Zahm of Purple Magazine.

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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‘Paradis’ by Juergen Teller runs at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York September 10-October 17, 2009.

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

Juergen Teller - Paradis - opening - Olivier Zahm

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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Crowd at the opening of Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, photo by ArtObserved

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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Crowd at the opening of Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, photo by ArtObserved

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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Crowd at the opening of Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, photo by ArtObserved

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery

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Juergen Teller’s ‘Paradis’ via Lehmann Maupin Gallery