Stephanie in bedroom, 2000
Daddy You're so cute
Lehmann Maupin would like to announce an exhibition of new work by Jürgen Teller. This will be Teller's second solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin.
This exhibition consists of photographs with a strong focus on Teller's personal life. With photographs of his family, portraits of workers from his family's factory, and a series of strangely suggestive caves from his childhood in Germany, there is also a particular emphasis on his German roots. Teller also turns the camera directly on himself in a group of candid, decidedly unglamorous, and often unflattering, self-portraits. As he explains, "I have spent all this time photographing people whose trust you have to win, whose neuroses you have to deal with. I felt in some way that I was having to think too much about all this stuff instead of the actual portraits. I suddenly realised I needed to photograph someone who doesn't care at all how they look. So, that, of course, can only be one person - me. In the end, the only person I can be as brutally honest as possible with is me".
Jügen Teller was born in Erlangen, Germany in 1964 and studied at Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich. He moved to London in the early 1980s and continues to live and work there. A recent solo exhibition of Teller's work traveled from the Münchner Fotomuseum to Museum Folkwang, Essen, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, and the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. Teller was the recipient of the 2003 Citibank Photography Prize. An exhibition of the four nominated artists was shown at The Photographer's Gallery in London and traveled to the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf.
September 13 - October 10, 2003
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
540 West 26 Street
USA-New York, NY 10001
Telephone +1 212 255 2923
Fax +1 212 255 2924