Born in 1973 in Bolinas, California, Harmony Korine is a filmmaker, screenwriter and artist. He has written and directed cult films including Gummo (1997), Breakers (2012) and The Beach Bum (2019); and his paintings and photographs have been exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Korine's first novel A Crackup at the Race Riots was published in 1998. Juergen Teller, born in Erlangen, Germany, in 1964, studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt fur Photographie in Munich. His work has been published in influential magazines such as Vogue, System, i-D, POP and Arena Homme+, and has been the subject of solo exhibitions including those at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris and Martin-GropiusBau in Berlin. Teller won the prestigious Citibank Photography Prize in 2003, and from 2014 to 2019 held a professorship at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Nurnberg. His books with Steidl include Louis XV (2005), Marc Jacobs Advertising, 1998-2009 (2009), Siegerflieger (2015), The Master IV (2019) and Handbags (2019).
This Photodocumentary on the American Road exhibits the
transformative work of Harmony Korine and Juergen Teller on their
journey from Memphis to Mississippi with William Eggleston and his
son Winston Eggleston. William Eggleston 414 revisits many of
William Eggleston's famous photographs sharing stories along the
road and portraying William as a confident and well groomed man.
America's heartland has breath-taking landscapes and peculiar
people dotted across the countryside. Korine and Teller
spontaneously combine historical motifs with the color and vibrancy
of the modern landscape.--Editors "Musee"
A decade ago, Juergen Teller and Harmony Korine took a road trip with famed photographer William Eggleston and his son. This book serves as a visual memoir of the trip, and an homage to Eggleston himself, whose influence can be seen in many of the clever re-creations of his own themes, and who appears as a star in scenes throughout the book.--Kate Bubacz "BuzzFeed"
Ten years ago, William Eggleston, Harmony Korine, and Juergen Teller set off through the American bible belt on a road trip to see nothing. It almost sounds like a Beckettian joke. For this motley trio of pilgrims it might as well have been.--Taylor Dafoe "Artnet"