Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Juergen Teller's 'Curated Shelf' at Louis Vuitton New Bond Street Maison! Xx

On Tuesday 26th February, 
at the Louis Vuitton New Bond Street Maison, 
Juergen Teller presented his ‘Curated Shelf’, 
together with a display of selected works, 
to run concurrently
 with his exhibition at the ICA.

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Located in the Maison’s Apartment, the exhibition 
was celebrated with a Cocktail for friends, 
family and influential faces from the art and fashion scene,
 including Portia Freeman, Jasmine Guinness, 
Russell Tovey, Leah Weller, Jade Parfitt, Saffron Aldridge, 
Bella and Tallulah Harlech. 
Guests enjoyed Ruinart champagne and canapés 
whilst Teller talked them through the diverse 
and personal literary choices of his ‘Curated Shelf’. 
Titles included Atlas by Gerhard Richter, Tea, Coffee, 
Cappucino by Boris Mikhailov, Dictionary of Water
by Roni Horn and The Democratic Forest by William Eccleston. 

Juergen Teller follows in the footsteps of numerous 
other seminal artists. Previous Curated Shelves have featured Marc Quinn, 
Haim Steinbach, John Stezaker, Tracey Emin, 
Conrad Shawcross, Cindy Sherman, Grayson Perry, 
Yayoi Kusama, Michael Petry, Tim Noble 
and Sue Webster, Paula Rego, Peter Blake, 
Elmgreen and Dragset, and Edward Barber amongst others. 

Since opening in 2010, one of the most unique 
and intriguing elements of the New Bond Street Maison 
has been the ‘The Curated Shelf’, located within the first floor Book Store. 
It periodically features different artists who are 
invited to take over and curate a space with books 
that have contributed to their work, their thinking or their persona. 
These may be books by the invited artist themselves 
but could also be books they loved in childhood, 
eccentric choices that have influenced them or works 
that have provided inspiration; and also could be 
something that has informed their artistic practice.

Essentially, ‘The Curated Shelf’ presents a series 
of changing temporary exhibits of specific books selected by artists. 
These ‘artists’ could be painters, sculptors, writers, musicians,
 photographers, filmmakers, architects, designers and even curators. 
The concept behind the shelf provides an intimate experience 
for any book lover, triggering a line of enquiry 
from the viewer directly into the psyche of the artist. 
Buying a book from ‘The Curated Shelf’ allows 
the customer to engage with the mind of the artist 
through understanding the background 
and thought process behind their work.


For over 155 years, Louis Vuitton has entertained 

a close relationship with art. 
Symbolising French elegance and art de vivre, 
the Maison Louis Vuitton has always collaborated 
with the best engineers, decorators and artists. 
Marc Jacobs, artistic director since 1997, 
has given renewed impetus to Louis Vuitton’s ties 
with art by initiating partnerships with internationally 
renowned artists such as Stephen Sprouse, 
Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince, 
further strengthening the Maison’s commitment 
to developing the dialogue between luxury and contemporary art.

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Until next time  J Xx


  1. They are so wonderful!Thank you for sharing.