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Blow Out (and about) // Juergen Teller (it liker it is): Woo at the ICA

What: Juergen Teller: Woo – exhibition
When: 23rd January 2013 until 17th March 2013
Where: Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12 Carlton House Terrace, St James’s, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Getting there: Nearest tube – Charing Cross

You know who Juergen Teller is, right? SURE YOU DO.

Even if you think you don’t, you DO.

From iconic, edgy shots of Kurt Cobain and a young Kate Moss in the 90s through to telling a nekked Victoria Beckham “you’re a product” before shooting her in a giant Marc Jacobs shopping bag in 2008,  Juergen Teller is considered one of the most important photographers of his generation.

Juergen Teller VB Marc Jacobs - www.leblow.co.uk

Teller is responsible for some of the most creative and challenging fashion advertising campaigns in the last 20 years.

He took some shots of the then *cough* unknown band Nirvana, but it was his photograph of Sinead O’Connor for ‘Nothing Compares 2 You’ which became his big break into the grunge scene of the late 80s.

Juergen Teller Kurt Cobain - www.leblow.co.uk

Juergen Teller Sinead O Connor - www.leblow.co.uk

His then-partner, art director and stylist Venetia Scott, pushed him towards focusing on fashion photography and soon his work was appearing in top style mags like The Face, Dazed and Confused and i-D.

He was to photograph Kate Moss when she was only fifteen. Zoiks!

Juergen Teller Kate Moss VogueI taly 1996 - www.leblow.co.uk

Juergen Teller Kate Moss - www.leblow.co.uk

The exhibition, Woo, shown at ICA, will show his exquisite photography dating from the early nineties including the faces of Lily Cole, Kurt Cobain and Vivienne Westwood alongside landscapes and family portraits.

Other highlights include several candid images of Kate Moss; in bed at the Ritz after her 25th birthday and behaving like a true rock star in Ronnie Wood’s recording studio.

It’s not a retrospective, it’s a new show. I’ve known Gregor Muir, the director of the ICA, since the early Nineties. The ICA has been important to me, since I moved to London in 1986, especially the art house cinema.

In putting together this new show, I have thought about my work, the space of the gallery, the ICA itself and London. It’s a combination of all these things.

 For event info visit: ica.org.uk

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