Peter Lindbergh in Munich


Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington & Cindy Crawford, New York, 1990
© Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy of Peter Lindbergh, Paris / Gagosian Gallery)

If there is someone being able to rise even further into the heavens of fashion, it would be Peter Lindbergh, who exhibits now in Munich, in parallel with some new book editions.
Celebrities like „Christiane Arp, Tilda Swinton and Reese Witherspoon - such reads the alphabet of famous women from fashion, society, film and showbiz“ - well, Arp? Editor in chief of german Vogue? AND Tilda Swinton, undoubtedly the greatest british-scottish actor of her generation? Mentioned in one breath?
One better catches one´s breath. And of course there will be huge prints, always a flattering form of presentation, as one could see a decade ago in Berlin, in the presence of Veruschka von Lehndorff and a Lagerfeld Muse - the bigger the picture, the better: It is perhaps debatable wether Lindbergh´s iconography has changed at all, and that is one of the secrets of his success; clients and consumers equally love that stability, and their world is in order.
And Art? Is there a place in it for the German? His project „The Unknown“ maybe, a process of creation over several years, or as publisher Schirmer/Mosel writes: „A gigantic remix, a visual journey through decades of photographs, without any order and chronology“ - if this is a blueprint for cluelessness or genius will be a matter of point of view.
That his Kate Moss in working trousers nowadays adorns every dentist´s office and the living rooms of liberal party officials does not diminish Lindbergh´s visual tour-de-forces.
A man from Duisburg jets around the most beautiful women in the world, thats one-of-a-kind and epic - now to be seen at Kunsthaus München.

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