Kunstpalast, © Anne Orthen, Düsseldorf

Peter Lind­bergh: Un­told Stor­ies

Kun­st­palast, Düs­sel­dorf

Un­told Stor­ies is the first ever sur­vey ex­hib­i­tion cur­ated by Peter Lind­bergh him­self.

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Born in 1944 and raised in Duisburg, the German photographer spent two years working on an uncompromising collection of 140 photographs that will shed an unusual light on his colossal oeuvre, spanning from the early 1980’s to the present day.

The exhibition offers an extensive, first-hand look at images that are usually short-lived, being mostly commissioned by monthly fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Rolling Stone or W Magazine. Lindbergh’s comprehension of fashion photography is that it can – and should – exist very well 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 Peter Lindbergh, who passed away in September 2019, while showcasing this master’s highly personal approach to fashion photography.

An exhibition of the Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, in cooperation with the Peter Lindbergh Studio and with further venues at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt and MADRE in Naples.

The Kunstpalast is located directly on the Rhine near the city centre. The six collections located there impress with their diversity and uniqueness. The Picture Gallery with the remarkable Rubens Hall, the Graphic Cabinet, the Sculpture Collection, the Modern Art Department, the new Photography Collection and the significantly Hentrich Glass Museum present works of art from the 15th to the 21st century. Through its changing special and thematic exhibitions, the museum also repeatedly emphasizes its quality and international character.


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Travel period

05.02.2020 - 12.07.2020

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Ticket for one special exhibition (including collection): 10 €, 8 € (reduced fee)

Angelika Kauffmann. Künstlerin, Powerfrau, Influencerin, 30.1. – 24.5.2020
Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories, 5.2. – 1.6.2020
Sichtweisen. Die neue Sammlung Fotografie, 19.2. – 17.5.2020

Combined ticket for all special exhibitions (including collection): 14 €, 11 € (reduced fee)

Free entrance for children and students under 18 years

Since 2018 admission to the collection has been free of charge on Thursdays, courtesy of the Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG.

Images and videos

Be inspired: images of your NRW

Peter Lindbergh, Linda Evangelista, Michaela Bercu and Kirsten Owen, Pont-à-Mousson, 1988, © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris)
Peter Lindbergh, Querelle Jansen, Paris, 2012, © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris)
Peter Lindbergh, Karen Elson, Los Angeles, 1997, © Peter Lindbergh (Courtesy Peter Lindbergh, Paris)

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