Juergen Teller - Awailable

27 January to 15 April, 2007 

Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller: "Cherub, London, 2006", C-type print. 

Juergen Teller has been credited not only with changing the face of fashion photography in Britain in the 1990s but producing some of the most compelling and authentic photographic images of recent times.

For this, his first exhibition in Scotland, he selected photographs from the last six years which span the full range of his work, from portraits of other artists, fashion designers, actresses and models - many of them close friends, to his immediate family and images from the Nürnberg series, shot over four seasons near his family home in Bavaria.

'Teller does not employ a casual, opportunistic approach with documentary intention. Instead he creates a highly individual, even weird, view in the telling of personal stories, using his process of looking to fathom what truths might lie beneath the surface.'*

Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller: "Boadicea Vivienne, London, 2006", C-type print. 



1. Charlotte descending a staircase, Paris, 2001
2. I love fashion, Paris, 2002
3. Black Wilhelm, Tarnow, 2005


4. Vivienne at home, London, 2006
5. Bambi, Bubenreuth, 2005
6. Liebe, Nürnberg, 2006
7. Nürnberg Summer 9, Nürnberg, 2005
8. Gisele Bündchen, London, 2005
9. Nürnberg Winter 2, Nürnberg, 2005
10. Oma's Madchen mit Reh, London, 2005
11. Nürnberg Autumn 4, Nürnberg, 2004
12. Nürnberg Winter 4, Nürnberg, 2005


13. Helga's Folly, Sri Lanka, 2006
14. Ed in Japan Series, Japan 2005/2006
15. Ed In Japan Series, Japan 2005/2006
16. Pasolini Dog, Rome, 2006
17. Tante Elfriede, Nürnberg, 2005
18. Sad Goal, Venice, 2006
19. Bearded man with breasts, Venice, 2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     20. Lola mit Blautanne, Nürnberg, 2004
21. Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese, Los Angeles, 2004
22. Ed's Broken leg, London, 2006


23. Cherub, London, 2006
24. Dakota, Los Angeles, 2006
25. Motorhead Ed, London, 2005
26. Gisele in my bath, London, 2006
27. Olivier with snake, London, 2006
28. Boadicea Vivienne, London, 2006


29. Bill sipping, Dunkirk, 2006
30. Richard Hamilton, London, 2006
. Silly Sheep, Canada, 2001
32. David Bailey's circumcised Hitler, London, 2006

All works - original C-type prints.

All works courtesy of the artist, Lehmann Maupin New York and Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.

*Kindly reproduced from: Juergen Teller Nürnberg (2006). Essay by Sadie Coles. Published by Steidl.
We are deeply grateful to: Andrew Miller and Juergen Teller, The Hope-Scott Trust, Katy Baggott and Sarah Manson (Katy Baggott Ltd) for their support in making these exhibitions possible.


Juergen Teller was born in Erlangen, Germany in 1964. After a short apprenticeship as a bow-maker he studied at the Fotodesign Academy in Munich from
1984 to 1986, before moving to London to escape national service and learn English. In London, Teller was introduced to the world of fashion photography through assignments for magazines including; i-D, The Face, Index and W which nurtured his highly personal approach to the medium. He is the subject of monographs by Steidl, Taschen and Scalo and has presented numerous solo exhibitions, including; Juergen Teller at The Photographers' Gallery, London (1998): Marchenstüberl at the Fotomuseum, Munich; Folkwang Museum, Essen and Galleria d'Arte Modena, Bologna; Don't Suffer Too Much at Milton Keynes Gallery (2003); I Am Forty at the Kunsthalle, Vienna (2004) and Do You Know What I Mean at the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris (2006) - in addition to group exhibitions at venues including: Tate Modern, London; Haus der Kunst, Munich and Programma Centro de Arte in Mexico. He continues to live and work in London and in 2006 was awarded the Citibank Photography Prize. His work is in numerous European collections; this was his first exhibition in Scotland.

Juergen Teller

Juergen Teller: "Olivier with Snake, London, 2006", C-type print. 

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