The latest collaboration with his wife Dovile Drizyte, The Myth is Juergen Teller’s playful interpretation of the “legs up” fertility myth. Following the humorous 2021 series “We are building our future together” in which the Tellers dressed up as construction workers on building sites, this project reflects the next stage of their relationship as they start a family together. The enchanting location is the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni on Lake Como where the Tellers created images in each and every of the hotel’s 97 unique rooms—in some we see the whole of Drizyte’s naked body, while in others her cropped legs or feet appear unexpectedly: peeking behind duvets, curtains and furniture, tender juxtapositions in Teller’s loving gaze.

The theatricality and ambiguity of these performed scenarios recalls Teller’s seminal 2004 series “Louis XV” shot with Charlotte Rampling at the Hôtel de Crillon, Paris. This conscious revisiting of a prior experience is firmly embedded in Teller’s mythology, yet this time there is an air of serendipity. Run by the same family for four generations and shaped by tradition, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is filled with art alluding to motherhood and the family unit. Paintings and sculptures of pregnancy, babies, storks and cherubs became an unexpected good luck charm for the Tellers’ future parenthood and lend their amorous beauty to these deeply personal images, embodiments of the trust and creative connection between Teller and Drizyte.

Designed by Juergen Teller and Dovile Drizyte

192 pages, 184 images

22.5 x 16.5 cm


ISBN 978-3-96999-294-4
1. Edition 12/2023

€ 35.00 incl. VAT
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