Peter Lindbergh’s now-iconic photographs of women derive inspiration from early narrative cinema and street photography in their fleeting observations and compositional elegance. His Eastern European heritage can be traced in the stark and guileless realism that frames the feminine beauty of his subjects. In his editorial work for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and many other international magazines, Lindbergh replaces staged, calculated glamour with a vérité approach, enhanced by his use of high-contrast black-and-white photography. He uses body movement—in particular modern dance—to celebrate the human form in a way that carries elements of both antiquity and modernity. In the 1990s Lindbergh garnered international acclaim for launching the careers of the “Supermodels”—Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista. His images became homage to the new modern women.
Lindbergh was born in 1944 in Leszno, Poland. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including Images of Women, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo (1996, traveled to Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, among others); Stories Supermodels, Ludwiggalerie Schloss Oberhausen, Germany (2003); Visioni, FORMA Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy (2006); Beauduc, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France (2008); The Unknown, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2011); Fotomuseum, Antwerp (2011–12); Berlin, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France (2013); The Unknown and Images of Women, HDLU Museum, Zagreb, Croatia (2014); and Peter Lindbergh/Garry Winogrand: Women on Street, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf (2017).
Lindbergh lives and works in Paris, New York, and Arles, France.
Peter Lindbergh on Alberto Giacometti
Peter Lindbergh discusses photography and the history of his practice with Catherine Grenier, Director of Fondation Giacometti. An accompanying video captures Lindbergh describing the powerful experience he had while photographing sculptures by Alberto Giacometti.
Substance and Shadow
Alberto Giacometti’s iconic sculptures have become the focus of Peter Lindbergh’s photographic gaze. An exhibition at Gagosian London brings together the sculptures and the photographs.
Paris Photo 2018
November 8–11, 2018, booth B16
Grand Palais, Paris
Gagosian is pleased to participate in Paris Photo 2018 with a presentation dedicated to Andy Warhol’s Factory. The booth includes photographs and mixed-media works by Richard Avedon, Brigid Berlin, Nat Finkelstein, Douglas Gordon, Michael Halsband, Ray Johnson, Peter Lindbergh, Gerard Malanga, Robert Mapplethorpe, David McCabe, and Duane Michals, as well as by Warhol himself. To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend the fair, purchase tickets at www.parisphoto.com.
Douglas Gordon, Self Portrait of You + Me (2 piece Andy), 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2018
April 28–29, 2018, booth B8
Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Gagosian is pleased to participate in artmonte-carlo 2018, presenting a selection of works by artists including Richard Artschwager, Davide Balula, Glenn Brown, Michael Craig-Martin, Edmund de Waal, Damien Hirst, Peter Lindbergh, Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh, Sterling Ruby, and Taryn Simon.
To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at email@example.com. To preview our booth go to www.artsy.net. To purchase tickets to attend the fair go to www.artmontecarlo.ch.
Sterling Ruby, Heart (6634), 2018 © Sterling Ruby Studio. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer
February 1–4, 2018, booth B19
Gagosian is pleased to participate in artgenève 2018, presenting a selection of works by Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, John Currin, Dadamaino, Edmund de Waal, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Peter Lindbergh, Vera Lutter, Man Ray, Sally Mann, Brice Marden, Olivier Mosset, Albert Oehlen, Steven Parrino, Giuseppe Penone, Sigmar Polke, Ed Ruscha, Blair Thurman, Tatiana Trouvé, Tom Wesselmann, Franz West, Rachel Whiteread, and others.
Giuseppe Penone, Pelle di foglie—5 foglie a terra, 2011 © Giuseppe Penone
Closing this Week
Through July 12, 2020
Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Peter Lindbergh believed that fashion photography can—and should—exist without putting fashion in the center. His images transcend their own context, becoming part of contemporary culture and photographic history. Untold Stories celebrates the legacy of Lindbergh, who passed away in September 2019, while showcasing his highly personal approach to fashion photography.
Peter Lindbergh, Linda Evangelista, Michaela Bercu & Kirsten Owen, Pont-à-Mousson, 1988 © Peter Lindbergh
From Paris to the World
May 19–October 27, 2019
Dallas Museum of Art
Dior: From Paris to the World surveys seventy years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of more than 170 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material, traces the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house. This show has traveled from the Denver Art Museum. Work by Peter Lindbergh and Sterling Ruby is included.
Installation view, Dior: From Paris to the World, Dallas Museum of Art, May 19–October 27, 2019. Artwork © Sterling Ruby. Photo: courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
March 16–June 30, 2019
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France
This exhibition features more than eighty works, realized between the artist’s arrival in Paris, in the 1920s, and the end of his career. The show includes thirty bronze and plaster sculptures, forty-four drawings, and twelve prints. The chronological and thematic unfolding illustrates the essential relationship between Alberto Giacometti’s drawings and his sculptures—the former, as the artist often reiterated, being an indispensable tool for understanding a subject and for aiding perception in general. The show includes Peter Lindbergh’s 2017 photographs of Giacometti’s work in the Fondation Giacometti collection in Paris.
Alberto Giacometti, Simone de Beauvoir, 1946 © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti Paris + ADAGP Paris) 2019
Alberto Giacometti/Peter Lindbergh
January 22–March 24, 2019
Giacometti Institute, Paris
Peter Lindbergh was invited to photograph bronzes and plasters by Alberto Giacometti held at the Fondation Giacometti, Paris, in 2017. Lindbergh’s black-and-white photographs capture the anxiety behind the beauty that characterizes Giacometti and his perpetual search for authenticity and provide fresh perspectives, which allow for new discovery. The photographs are accompanied by unpublished drawings by Giacometti.
Peter Lindbergh, Alberto Giacometti, Buste de Diego d’après nature, Paris, 2017, 2017 © Peter Lindbergh and © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti + ADAGP) Paris 2018