Vera Lehndorff | Veruschka Self-Portraits

Vera Lehndorff | Veruschka Self-Portraits

Vera Lehndorff Known since the 60's, when she began her career as a model, she entered the public domain using the pseudonym "Veruschka" a fictional character representing pure perfection. As such she became one of the most sought-after and heavily publicized models in international fashion. Prior to her crossing over to the art world with a renowned series of camouflage body-paintings, many prominent photographers worked with her, including Newton. A decade ago, Vera Lehndorff performed and transmitted her role as the cliche model in collaboration with Andreas Hubertus Ilse as documentary photographer. Veruschka Self-Portraits were created to represent this fictional character posing for the camera as a series of off-beat personalities. The exhibited vintage photographs show different aspects of Veruschka in eccentric, custom-made costumes. Here she can be seen exploring the boundaries of personality, whether as a trans-gendered male intellectual, a streetwise rapper, a Hollywood superstar, or her own glamorous alter-ego, Veruschka.