The catalogue for Teller’s important exhibition at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, in 2006.
Scarce. A fine copy.
An unusually intimate and tender collection of photographs by Juergen are brought together in this book, which is beautifully printed by Steidl, one of the world’s best photo book publishers.
Many of the photographs are of Juergen’s wife Sadie Coles and their son Ed during a trip to Japan. They sleep in traditional Japanese ryokans (guest houses), drink beer in bars, meet Araki, take baths and outside, the snow falls onto spindly Asian trees.
Interspersed with these images are more iconic Juergen pix, like his portrait of Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss naked with a plum tree, Kristen McMenamy with crimped hair posing sexily in a tawny golden silk dress, Eggleston smoking a cigarette and also Juergen himself dancing on his father Walter’s grave.
With an essay by Marie Darrieussecq, and a Conversation between Teller and Isabelle Huppert.