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“Teller on Mapplethorpe”, Juergen Teller’s tribute exhibition to Robert Mapplethorpe

 

In London the Alison Jacques Gallery pays homage to Robert Mapplethorpe with an exhibition curated by the brilliant Juergen Teller. The ideal opportunity to rediscover this photographic oeuvre in a new light…

By Marion Ottaviani

To celebrate what would have been Robert Mapplethorpe’s 70th birthday, the London-based Alison Jacques Gallery invited Juergen Teller to curate a definitive hanging of the master’s work. A chance to plunge once more into his vast archives of profoundly sexy and provocative black and white photos, most of which sent shockwaves through the art world in the 1970s. Men and women nude, self-portraits, unsettling shots of Andy Warhol and Debbie Harry, sensual still lifes and snapshots of his eternal muse Patti Smith… Carried away by AIDS in 1989 he left behind him an oeuvre whose emotional power continues to inspire an entire generation.

 

Juergen Teller is often seen as a successor, particularly thanks to the way he represents women. Kate Moss, Marion Cotillard, Björk… All caught on film via his Contax C2. And who could forget his cult spreads in The Face, or his sleek ad campaigns for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Céline. Within the context of this exhibition he delivers a sublime selection of intimate clichés, sometimes carnal, sometimes witty, always striking in their beauty. 

 

Teller on Mapplethorpe à la Alison Jacques Gallery, du 18 novembre au 7 janvier. www.alisonjacquesgallery.com

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