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 - 01.06.2020

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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.

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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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