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Vivienne In Her Garden, London 2014 (Dame Vivienne Westwood)

Vivienne In Her Garden, London 2014 (Dame Vivienne Westwood), by Juergen Teller, 2014 - NPG P1980 - © National Portrait Gallery, London/ Photo: Juergen Teller

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Vivienne In Her Garden, London 2014 (Dame Vivienne Westwood)

by Juergen Teller
C-type colour print, 2014
48 in. x 32 in. (1219 mm x 812 mm) overall
Commissioned; made possible by J.P. Morgan through the Fund for New Commissions, 2014
Primary Collection
NPG P1980

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  • Juergen Teller (1964-), Photographer. Artist of 3 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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This informal and intimate portrait shows Westwood in the garden of her London home. German-born Juergen Teller is one of the world's leading photographers who was awarded the Citibank Prize for Photography in 2003. He has successfully navigated both the art world and commercial photography since beginning his career in the late 1980s and has shot Westwood's fashion campaigns since 2007. On sitting for Teller, Westwood has said: 'Photography isn't like painting, where you can decidehow you want someone to look, but Juergen manages it. It must be something to do with where he places you in the picture, and the space he leaves around you'.

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  • 100 Photographs, 2018, p. 147 Read entry

    In the 1970s, Dame Vivienne Westwood (b.1941) co-founded, on London’s King’s Road, the boutique Let It Rock, later renamed SEX, which defined British Punk. Twice named Designer of the Year, she is also a campaigner for human rights, environmental issues and climate change. German-born Juergen Teller (b.1964) has shot Westwood’s fashion campaigns since 2007. This informal and intimate portrait shows Westwood in the garden of her London home.

  • Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 249

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