Ellen von Unwerth celebrated the opening of "Heimat", an exhibition of her new photo book. GoSee and GlamPR.com joined the party at the TASCHEN Gallery in Los Angeles (GoSee reported). Fashionistas and models, some dressed in Lederhosen and dirndl – a wild mix of fun people, almost like a mirror of Ellens colorful world. Celebrity guests such as Arnold Schwarzenegger said hello. Roberta Wagner, rock star stylist of the stars, graced the crowd.
“Heimat” is a German word best understood as a deep feeling of connection to one’s culture and social environment, a sense of home if you will. The title is befitting, as the content of her photo book clearly pays homage to Unwerth’s Bavarian roots; of course through the sexy, subversive and playful lens for which she is iconic. The exhibition comes with a 454-page signed and limited TASCHEN Collector’s Edition book of the same name. The exhibition also showcases a curated selection of iconic Ellen von Unwerth photographic prints from throughout her career in collaboration with the Fahey/Klein Gallery.
Ellen von Unwerth worked as a top fashion model before becoming one of the world’s most in-demand fashion photographers and directors. Her editorial work has been featured in publications such as VOGUE, Vanity Fair and in major advertising campaigns for Chanel, Dior, John Galliano, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Agent Provocateur, and Diesel with erotically charged images of supermodels and female musical artists.
The book is available in a limited Collector’s Edition, numbered and signed by Ellen von Unwerth, as well as in four Art Editions, limited to 100 copies each, each with a color photograph. Or you just buy the book. price: 750 euros.
Ellen von Unwerth. Heimat . Edition of 1,500 copies + 200 APs . Ellen von Unwerth, Mark Schulz . Hardcover in clamshell box, 33 x 44 cm, 454 pages . ISBN 978-3-8365-2887 0 . Multilingual issue: German, English, French
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