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XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles

Peter Lindbergh. Untold Stories

80Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
Shortly before his untimely death, Lindbergh was invited by Kunstpalast Düsseldorf to curate his own exhibition. He selected more than 150 photogaphs, spanning four decades starting from the early 1980s, presented in this volume and offering new and unexpected insights into the work of the legendary photographer. The selection is complemented by detailed texts on the exhibition’s origins and a tribute by Lindbergh's close friend Wim Wenders.
Hardcover10.6 x 14.2 in.3.88 lb320 pages
“Peter Lindbergh, renowned for his alternately cinematic and naturalistic portraits of models and screen sirens, aimed to demonstrate that there is beauty in age and, more than that, audacity.”
The New York Times
“A testament to Lindbergh’s intimate but nonetheless cinematic style, which favoured reality over artifice.”
“The late photographer’s swan song, with personal insights into his work and the process of looking back on his 40-year career.”
“A treat for the eye.”
“When I saw my photos on the wall in the exhibition model for the first time, it gave me a fright, but also in a good way. It was overwhelming to be thus confronted with who I am.”
Peter Lindbergh, 2019
XL books are at least 34 cm (13.4 in.) high, with the exception of landscape-format titles
Peter Lindbergh. Untold Stories

Peter Lindbergh. Untold Stories


Untold Stories

Peter Lindbergh’s self-curated exhibition and book

The invitation to create his own show Untold Stories at Kunstpalast Düsseldorf Kunstpalast served Lindbergh as a blank canvas for the his unrestrained vision and creativity. Given artistic freedom, he curated an uncompromising collection that sheds an unexpected light on his colossal oeuvre. This artist's book offers an extensive, firsthand look at the highly personal collection. When it came to printing his photos, Lindbergh chose a special uncoated paper – a thin sheet with a soft, open surface – as a deliberate aesthetic statement.

Renowned the world over, Lindbergh’s images have left an indelible mark on contemporary culture and photo history. Here, the photographer experiments with his own oeuvre and narrates new stories while staying true to his lexicon. In both emblematic and never-before-seen images, he challenges his own icons and presents intimate moments shared with personalities who had been close to him for years, including Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright, Jessica Chastain, Jeanne Moreau, Naomi Campbell, Charlotte Rampling and many more.

This XL volume presents more than 150 photographs—many of them unpublished or short-lived, often having been commissioned by monthly fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Rolling Stone, W Magazine, or The Wall Street Journal. An extensive conversation between Lindbergh and Kunstpalast director Felix Krämer, as well as an homage by close friend Wim Wenders, offer fresh insights into the making of the collection. The result is an intimate personal statement by Lindbergh about his work.
The photographer

Peter Lindbergh (1944–2019) was a master of his craft who made his mark in the halls of photography history, with such credits as shooting the first American Vogue cover under Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, bringing together for the first time a group of young women who would become the ’90s supermodels. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof, the Berlin Museum for Contemporary Art, Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, and Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf.

The contributing authors

Since 2003, Felix Krämer has been the curator of many notable exhibitions and the author and editor of numerous publications on modern art. In 2013, he was named Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. After working at the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Krämer has been General Director of the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf since October 2017.

Director, author, and photographer Wim Wenders is one of the most prominent German filmmakers today. He is best known for Paris, Texas (1984), Wings of Desire (1987), Pina (2011), and The Salt of the Earth (2014), a documentary about Sebastião Salgado which he co-directed. Many artists have been influenced by his works, among them his close friend, the late Peter Lindbergh.

Peter Lindbergh. Untold Stories
Hardcover27 x 36 cm1.76 kg320 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-7991-9

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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30 Ratings


MaY,November 6, 2021
Must-have se amate la fotografia

The beauty of reality

Peter,November 4, 2021
Peter Lindbergh is absolutely one of my favorite photographers. He pushed fashion photography to a higher level by portraiting women as personalities. That is a big achievement. The pictures in Untold Stories shows us that he is not trying to make beautiful images. Instead he is telling stories of people like you and me. That makes his pictures recognisable as pieces of a life time.

Another wonderful book here on the shelf

Jorge P.,November 4, 2021
Peter Lindeberg's Books must all be in my collection. I spent last night watching this one and it's another excellent book, another good work by Tachen

Une œuvre d'art en noir et blanc

Soline,November 3, 2021
Untold Stories permet de découvrir l'autre facette du travail de Peter Lindbergh, célèbre pour ses shooting de mode. On découvre ici des images plus intimes mais tout aussi sublimes.

RIP Peter Lindbergh

Zoltán,November 3, 2021
We miss you Peter Lindbergh, your album allows us to see the world through your eyes. Sublime photos.