Anton Corbijn

Kunstmuseum Bochum, Ausstellung Anton Corbijn, Inwards & Onwards, Installation view
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Kunstmuseum Bochum, Ausstellung Anton Corbijn, Inwards & Onwards, Installation view
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Kunstmuseum Bochum, Ausstellung Anton Corbijn, Inwards & Onwards, Installation view
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Kunstmuseum Bochum, Ausstellung Anton Corbijn, Inwards & Onwards, Installation view
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Anton Corbijn,PJ Harvey, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 1998, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn,PJ Harvey, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 1998, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 5/56
Anton Corbijn, Peter Doig, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6 +2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Peter Doig, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6 +2 AP) 6/56
Anton Corbijn, Paul McCartney, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2012, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Paul McCartney, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2012, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 7/56
Anton Corbijn, Patti Smith,  Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Patti Smith, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 8/56
Anton Corbijn, Patti Smith (camera),  Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Patti Smith (camera), Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 9/56
Anton Corbijn, Mick Jagger,  Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 1996, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Mick Jagger, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 1996, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 10/56
Anton Corbijn, Marlene Dumas,  Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2000, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Marlene Dumas, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2000, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 11/56
Anton Corbijn, Luc Tuymans, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2004, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Luc Tuymans, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2004, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 12/56
Anton Corbijn, Lance Armstrong, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2004, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Lance Armstrong, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2004, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 13/56
Anton Corbijn, John Lee Carée, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2012, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, John Lee Carée, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2012, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 14/56
Anton Corbijn, Jeff Koons, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Jeff Koons, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 15/56
Anton Corbijn, Jeff Koons(Maske), Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Jeff Koons(Maske), Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 16/56
Anton Corbijn, Imi Knobel, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Imi Knobel, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 17/56
Anton Corbijn, Gore Vidal, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2009, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Gore Vidal, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2009, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 18/56
Anton Corbijn, Gilbert and George, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2001, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Gilbert and George, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2001, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 19/56
Anton Corbijn, Francis Alys, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Francis Alys, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 20/56
Anton Corbijn, Ed Ruscha, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Ed Ruscha, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 21/56
Anton Corbijn, Chris Offli, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Chris Offli, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 22/56
Anton Corbijn,Damien Hirst, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn,Damien Hirst, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2011, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 23/56
Anton Corbijn, Armando, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2012, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Armando, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2012, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 24/56
Anton Corbijn, Arcade Fire(Group), Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Arcade Fire(Group), Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 25/56
Anton Corbijn, Al Gore, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2007, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Al Gore, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photo, 2007, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 26/56
Anton Corbijn, Anthony Kiedis, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2003, 146 x 146 (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Anthony Kiedis, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2003, 146 x 146 (Edition 6+2 AP) 27/56
Anton Corbijn, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2007, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2007, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 28/56
Anton Corbijn, Nelson Mandela, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2003, 146 x 146 (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Nelson Mandela, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2003, 146 x 146 (Edition 6+2 AP) 29/56
Anton Corbijn, Kate Moss, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, New York, 1993, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Kate Moss, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, New York, 1993, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 30/56
Anton Corbijn, Alexander McQueen, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2007, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Alexander McQueen, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2007, 146 x 146 cm 31/56
Anton Corbijn, Richard Prince, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Richard Prince, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 32/56
Anton Corbijn, Gerhard Richter, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, Gerhard Richter, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2010, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 33/56
Anton Corbijn, The Arcade Fire, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2005, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP)
Anton Corbijn, The Arcade Fire, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2005, 146 x 146 cm (Edition 6+2 AP) 34/56
Anton Corbijn, Lucian Freud, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2008, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Lucian Freud, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2008, 146 x 146 cm 35/56
Anton Corbijn, Karel Appel, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Karel Appel, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 146 x 146 cm 36/56
Anton Corbijn, Johnny Cash, Inwards and Onwards, Memphis, 1994, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Johnny Cash, Inwards and Onwards, Memphis, 1994, 146 x 146 cm 37/56
Anton Corbijn, Ike Turner, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2001, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Ike Turner, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2001, 146 x 146 cm 38/56
Anton Corbijn, Iggy Pop, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2003, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Iggy Pop, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2003, 146 x 146 cm 39/56
Anton Corbijn, Bruce Springsteen, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2005, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Bruce Springsteen, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2005, 146 x 146 cm 40/56
Anton Corbijn, Anselm Kiefer, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2008, 146x146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Anselm Kiefer, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2008, 146x146 cm 41/56
Anton Corbijn, Tricky, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2002, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Tricky, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2002, 146 x 146 cm 42/56
Anton Corbijn, Tom Waits, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2004, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Tom Waits, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2004, 146 x 146 cm 43/56
Anton Corbijn, Peter Blake, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2004, 146 x 146 cm
Anton Corbijn, Peter Blake, Inwards and Onwards, b/w photography, 2004, 146 x 146 cm 44/56
Anton Corbijn, Lennon 2001,A.Somebody, Strijen, Photography, Acrylic Glass, Dibond / framed, 114 x 156 cm (Edition 10)
Anton Corbijn, Lennon 2001,A.Somebody, Strijen, Photography, Acrylic Glass, Dibond / framed, 114 x 156 cm (Edition 10) 45/56
Anton Corbijn, Marley 2001, A.Somebody, Strijen, Photography, Acrylic Glass, Dibond / framed, 114 x 156 cm (Edition 10)
Anton Corbijn, Marley 2001, A.Somebody, Strijen, Photography, Acrylic Glass, Dibond / framed, 114 x 156 cm (Edition 10) 46/56
Anton Corbijn, Anton Marley, 2002, A.Somebody, Strijen, B/W Photography, framed, 128 x 106 cm (Edition 10)
Anton Corbijn, Anton Marley, 2002, A.Somebody, Strijen, B/W Photography, framed, 128 x 106 cm (Edition 10) 47/56
Anton Corbijn,  Anton P., 2002, A.Somebody, Strijen, B/W Photography, framed, 128 x 106 cm (Edition 10)
Anton Corbijn, Anton P., 2002, A.Somebody, Strijen, B/W Photography, framed, 128 x 106 cm (Edition 10) 48/56
Anton Corbijn, , Anton J., 2002, A.Somebody, Strijen, B/W Photography, framed, 128 x 106 cm (Edition 10)
Anton Corbijn, , Anton J., 2002, A.Somebody, Strijen, B/W Photography, framed, 128 x 106 cm (Edition 10) 49/56
Anton Corbijn, Bono (Superman),Star Trak, San Francisco, 1997, Lithprint, framed, 69 x 68 cm (Edition 20)
Anton Corbijn, Bono (Superman),Star Trak, San Francisco, 1997, Lithprint, framed, 69 x 68 cm (Edition 20) 50/56
Anton Corbijn, Kurt Cobain, Star Trak, Lithprint, framed, Seattle, 68 x 68 cm (Edition 20)
Anton Corbijn, Kurt Cobain, Star Trak, Lithprint, framed, Seattle, 68 x 68 cm (Edition 20) 51/56
Anton Corbijn, John Martyn, Hearthfield, 1978, Star Trak, b/w photo, framed, 143 x 98 cm, Ed – Nr.: 2/10 (edition 10)
Anton Corbijn, John Martyn, Hearthfield, 1978, Star Trak, b/w photo, framed, 143 x 98 cm, Ed – Nr.: 2/10 (edition 10) 52/56
Anton Corbijn, Tom Waits, Los Angeles, 1983, Star Trak, b/w photo, framed, Ed – Nr.: 2/10 (edition 10)
Anton Corbijn, Tom Waits, Los Angeles, 1983, Star Trak, b/w photo, framed, Ed – Nr.: 2/10 (edition 10) 53/56
Anton Corbijn, Gavin Friday, New York, 1988, b/w photo, framed,98 x 141, Ed – Nr.: 5/10 (edition 10)
Anton Corbijn, Gavin Friday, New York, 1988, b/w photo, framed,98 x 141, Ed – Nr.: 5/10 (edition 10) 54/56
Anton Corbijn, JJ Cale, San Diego, 1994, lithprint, framed, 69 x 68 cm, Ed. Nr.:5/20 ( Edition 20)
Anton Corbijn, JJ Cale, San Diego, 1994, lithprint, framed, 69 x 68 cm, Ed. Nr.:5/20 ( Edition 20) 55/56
Anton Corbijn, David Bowie(bar), Chicago, 1980,  Star Trak, b/w photo, framed, 102 x 146 cm, Ed – Nr.: 1/10 (Edition 10)
Anton Corbijn, David Bowie(bar), Chicago, 1980, Star Trak, b/w photo, framed, 102 x 146 cm, Ed – Nr.: 1/10 (Edition 10) 56/56

It has been more than 40 years since Anton Corbijn, born 1955 in Strijen, discovered photography though his love for music while still at high school in Holland. He used his father’s camera for his first photos at an open-air concert in 1972. He soon moved from stage photography to portrait photography, but initially only of musicians. Anton Corbijn moved to London in 1979 to follow his love of music from there and is today widely regarded as one of the most influential photographers both in the world of music and in the world of portraiture photography.

An autodidact, he has changed his approach to photography a few times over the years but kept relatively close to his first subject matter: artists in general and specifically musicians. Some of his most well known photographs feature; Clint Eastwood, Cameron Diaz, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Naomi Campbell, William S. Burroughs, Tom Waits, Allen Ginsberg, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Robert De Niro, Gerhard Richter, Ai Weiwei, Lucian Freud and is considered to be the ‘house’ photographer of U2 for the last 30 odd years and for Depeche Mode for almost as long.

Anton Corbijn is very interested in pushing the boundaries in respect to the media he works in. He has been working in film and video with some of the musicians he photographed and was in 1983 one of the first photographers to direct music videos. He has since made approximately 80 music videos; for among others U2, Johnny Cash, Arcade Fire, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, Metallica, Nick Cave, Coldplay and The Killers. He also made in 1993 a short film with and about Don van Vliet a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, called “Some Yo Yo Stuff”.

His music video work is highly acclaimed and has won him an MTV award for Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box”, and a CADS (Creative and Design Awards) award for “outstanding achievement” for his oeuvre in 2005. A Directors series DVD was released by Palm Pictures in the same year.

Since 1990, apart from working in photography and video, Anton also worked with graphic design to create logos, posters and CD covers. Although not conventionally trained in graphic design, he has found his style by painting his own typeface. That way he successfully designed posters and record sleeves for artists like Herbert Grönemeyer and Depeche Mode and designed the logo for the Dutch city The Hague.

Anton Corbijn’s exhibitions have been extremely successful in Europe and his work can be seen in museums and galleries alike as well as in 15 published books. His most recent book WAITS/CORBIJN, which was collaboration between Anton and Tom Waits, was sold out from the publisher within a week of publication. In addition his work can be seen on over 100 record/CD sleeves featuring artists like U2, R.E.M., The Bee Gees, Morrissey, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, Bryan Ferry, The Killers, Bruce Springsteen, James Last, JJ Cale, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode and Metallica.

For Depeche Mode he has designed stage-sets as well as the on-stage visuals for all their world tours for the last 20 years.

In 2005 Anton Corbijn started working on (directing/co-producing/financing) his first feature film “CONTROL”, which was filmed during the summer of 2006, and released in October 2007. It was his most ambitious projects to date and a further extension to his versatile artistic career. The film is a love story about the life, and death, of Ian Curtis, who was Joy Division’s singer. This subject was very close to Anton’s heart as Joy Division was the reason for why he’d moved from Holland to London as he “wanted to be closer to where their music came from”. “CONTROL” and Anton as a director won around 20 awards worldwide, including 5 BIFA’s, one of those for Sam Riley as the lead actor.

Anton Corbijn has in recent years worked on a new series of portraits of painters, directed a second feature film called “The American” with George Clooney in the lead which occupied the #1 spot in the USA in 2010. His third feature called “A Most Wanted Man”, based on the novel by John Le Carré featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, premiered at the Sundance Festival in 2014, and is as of September 2014 released world- wide to largely amazingly positive reviews. “LIFE” a feature with Robert Pattinson shot in Canada & USA earlier this year is currently in the final stages of editing. This year Anton has also managed to direct a few commercials i.e. Miss Dior, Volvo and a Depeche Mode live DVD and shot several features for Vogue (USA).

In 2011 he was awarded the highest Dutch Cultural Award, the ‘Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prijs’, for his contribution and influence in the world of the arts.

2015 is set to be a busy year, with several large museums shows scheduled for travel across Europe as a celebration of Anton’s long career.

For more information visit www.antoncorbijn.com 

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