Juergen Teller – Cindy Sherman – Marc Jacobs (1st edition) [Secondhand Title]
Spawned by a commission from fashion designer Marc Jacobs for an advertising campaign, Ohne Titel is a collection of largely unpublished images of Juergen Teller and Cindy Sherman which derived from the initial concept. Both artists are known for blurring boundaries: film and fashion, advertising and art, public and private, real and fictitious. In Sherman`s well known series, Untitled Film Stills series (1977-1980), she played a number of mysterious characters vaguely reminiscent of scenes in international cinema. Sherman`s long career has included several fashion series in 1983 and 1993.
Juergen Teller`s debut was marked by the front cover of Sueddeutsche Zeitung featuring a nude model with the word "Versace" drawn in a heart across her chest. Teller epitomises the shift away from formal fashion photography to the more raw apparently spontaneous look perfected in his Marc Jacobs campaigns and his personalwork.
Marc Jacobs` ads have often reflected his close relationships with artists, and in this instance he invited Cindy Sherman to work with Teller. Over the years Sherman has regularly used fashion in her work -always working alone in her studio as the photographer, model, stylist and consumer etc. This is her first collaboration with another photographer.