Juergen Teller 'HANDBAGS', Museo Villa Pignatelli, Naples

13 April - 19 May 2019


Alison Jacques is pleased to announce that the Museo Villa Pignatelli Museum, Naples, will open the solo exhibition Juergen Teller HANDBAGS. The exhibition, curated by Mario Codognato and Adriana Rispoli, will look at the image of the handbag in Teller’s work.


“In 1999 I did a book called Go See's where girls came knocking on my door over one year period to show their portfolio and themselves. Recently, walking through Paris, I found myself thinking what work I would exhibit in my upcoming museum show in Naples. Handbags, I’m just gonna do a handbag book and a show. It felt like another Go See’s book to me. Friends of my girlfriend were asking me what kind of a photographer I am, what do I photograph. I replied: “Actually, come to think of it, mostly handbags.” I always liked their astonished and disappointed faces! I realised through 30 years of my career, I photographed a hell of a lot of handbags within my fashion work. And as the Americans once said to me “Where’s the money shot?“ I looked at them puzzled. “Show me the money shot, they repeated." Here they are the money shots in this collection of images for my new book.”


Museo Villa Pignatelli

Riviera di Chiaia 200

80121 Napoli