Juergen Teller: DesteFashionCollection
out of stock
Steidl, Göttingen, 2010
out of print
Juergen Teller’s reputation for not separating his commercial fashion pictures, from his more autobiographical artwork, is perhaps one of the reasons that contemporary art collector, Dakis Joannou – himself determined to find an interesting way to fold fashion into his extensive contemporary art collection – elected Teller as guest curator for his 2008 ‘Fashion Capsule’. This is a collection of works, aiming to interpret the five movements that Teller considered important in fashion, in 2008.
Starting with the unique, self-curated, anarchic collaborations of individuals such as Bjork and Bernhard Willhelm, to the marriage of fashion with art as a commercial commodity; the use of celebrities in further promotion of fashion; the dilution of ready to wear and couture for the high street market and ending with the missing heroes of fashion. This catalogue of work is specific to Juergen Teller’s collaboration as one of the five guest curators chosen by Dakis Joannou, which started in 2007 with M&M and has continued in 2009 with Helmut Lang.