Louis XV contains one series of photographs that are an intimate tale of lust and excess with his latest muse, the actress Charlotte Rampling. In the gauche surroundings of a hotel room, Teller combines the braggadocio of his nude self-portraits with his on-going paean to woman in a filmic narrative. Ich bin vierzig (I am forty) is the catalogue published on the occasion of the major retrospective of Teller´s work at the Kunsthalle, Vienna.
Juergen Teller´s work is essentially autobiographical. His art has always explored his personal milieu of friends and family and his position at the intersection of fashion and art. For some years he has also used the self-portrait as a ground for personal expression, theatrical role-play and exploring his realtionship to his own history.