BOOKS: Cindy Sherman and Juergen Teller Play Dress-Up

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From Rizzoli comes a $45 hardcover, called simply Juergen Teller Cindy Sherman Marc Jacobs, in which fashion shooter Teller and fine-artist Sherman team up in front of and behind the lens for a series of photographs commissioned by designer Marc Jacobs for a 2005 advertising campaign. This complete collection of previously unpublished images from the project, according to Rizzoli, is the result of Jacobs — whose ads have often reflected his close relationship with artists — inviting Sherman to work with Teller, the latter a Jacobs collaborator since 1997. Sherman, of course, is notorious for dressing up as the subject of her own work, but this is her first collaboration with another photographer, and these 26 color photographs, Rizzoli notes, are "pleasantly anomalous," to say the least, as "the artists steer clear of conventional fashion photography and choose to emphasize a more raw and obvious spontaneous shooting style" — creating strange layers of sometimes poignant parody as they wreak wardrobe and styling havoc. Some shots from the book are seen here,
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