The first ever exhibition curated by the late Peter Lindbergh himself shortly before his untimely death, Untold Stories at the Düsseldorf Kunstpalast served as a blank canvas for the photographer’s unrestrained vision and creativity.
Given total artistic freedom, Lindbergh curated an uncomprimising collection that sheds an unexpected light on his colossal oeuvre. This book, the official companion to the landmark exhibition, offers an extensive, first-hand look at the highly personal collection.
Renowned the world over, Lindbergh’s images have left an indelible mark on contemporary culture and photo history. Here, the photographer experiments with his own oeuvre and narrates new stories while staying true to his lexicon.
In both emblematic and never-before-seen images, he challenges his own icons and presents intimate moments shared with personalities who had been close to him for years, including Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright, Jessica Chastain, Jeanne Moreau, Naomi Campbell, Charlotte Rampling and many more.
This XL volume presents more than 150 photographs—many of them unpublished or short-lived, being usually commissioned by monthly fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Rolling Stone, W Magazine, or The Wall Street Journal. An extensive conversation between Lindbergh and Kunstpalast director Felix Krämer, as well as an homage by close friend Wim Wenders, offer fresh insights into the making of the collection. The result is an intimate personal statement by Lindbergh about his work.
The Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories exhibition will start on February 5th 2020 at the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf and, after Hamburg and Darmstadt, will arrive in Italy, at the Donnaregina Museum of Contemporary Art in Naples, in March 2021.
“When I saw my photos on the wall in the exhibition model for the first time, it gave me a fright, but also in a good way. It was overwhelming to be thus confronted with who I am.”
— Peter Lindbergh, 2019
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