Juergen Teller: More Bags
Steidl, 2023 (Revised and expanded edition)
A compact revised edition of Teller’s best-selling Handbags, featuring new images of Megan Thee Stallion and Roni Horn
This revised and expanded edition of Juergen Teller’s (born 1964) bestselling Handbags features a considered selection of images from the original 2019 book, alongside his favorite photographs made since. As before, Teller’s advertising campaigns for distinguished brands such as Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Loewe, Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood are shown with images of handbags deftly styled for fashion editorials–all worn by celebrities and models or photographed as still-life objects. Teller acknowledges the visible shift toward celebrity endorsement in recent years, which has led to exciting new encounters with a multitude of actors, musicians, artists, writers and filmmakers.
In his unmistakable subversive, raw style, Teller presents the ultimate fashion accessory as an everyday item rather than as a glamorized commodity, often in surprising contexts (a handbag perched atop supermarket vegetables) or with humorous intent (a bag sitting on a taxidermy crocodile). This time around, More Handbags has the compact size of a handbag itself, making it more accessible and tactile.