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Available in an extremely limited edition, Tracht is based on photographer Juergen Teller's "Miss World" project, in which he took portraits of the contestants from each country during the 1999 pageant. These close-ups are printed with spectacular, glossy precision that convey the feeling of prints themselves. Bound in a linen cover and slipcased, each copy has 76 color plates and is signed and numbered by the artist.
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Photographer Juergen Teller was born in Erlangen, Germany in1964. He studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt fur Photographie in Munich, Germany. He has lived and worked in London since 1986. Teller's work in books, magazines and exhibitions is marked by his refusal to separate the commercial fashion pictures and his most autobiographical un-commissioned work. His work has been published in influential international publications such as W Magazine, I-D and Purple and has been the subject of solo exhibitions including The Photographers Gallery in London, the Kunsthalle Wein and the Fondation Cartier Pour l'art Contemporain in Paris. In 2003 Teller was awarded the Citibank Prize and last year he was asked to represent the Ukraine as one of five artists in the 52nd Venice Biennale. He has also participated in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Tate Modern in London. Teller has produced numerous monographs, his most recent being 'Nurnberg'.
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Book Description New York: Lehmann Maupin, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first and only printing. Condition: New, sealed in its original paper wrapping. A very scarce, sealed, mint example from Teller's own studio archive. Signed and numbered limited edition of 500 copies (this is no. 305). Hardcover. Cream linen cloth covered boards, with the title and author stamped in red to the cover and spine, in a card slipcase. No dust jacket, as issued. Photographs by Juergen Teller. Design by Miles Murray Sorrell. 4to (34.5cm x 22cm), pp.64, 76 colour photographs, including 2 gatefolds. Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006) pp.170-171. From Parr & Badger: "Tracht (a German word with no English equivalent, but 'national costume' comes close) began when Teller was asked to photograph Miss Venezuela in Caracas. Later, in November 1999, he photographed all the Miss World contestants when they were in London, portraying them in a way that is both expected and unexpected. These young ladies, who full intend their faces and their figures to make their fortunes, are trained to project a particular look - a mask of beauty - for the camera. Thus they do what is expected for this well-known fashion photographer and his camera (and strobe), little realizing that they are facing a latter-day Diane Arbus in disguise, and that a game is being played with the mask they are presenting." NB: The main photograph above is a stock image for illustration purposes only. The book on offer is new and sealed and can be seen in the additional images. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-12610958173
Book Description Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Signed limited 176/500 cream cloth boards in slipcase as new. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Seller Inventory # 75640