Rosenthal x Martin Schoeller
Drag queens are the glamorous stars of Rosenthal’s new Art Edition. For the limited edition plates, Martin Schoeller artfully applied the glittering drag culture to porcelain. Eight motifs in shimmering colours characterise the collection. Six of them are limited to 100 pieces each and thus already have what it takes to become a collector’s item. After all, all of the designs were created by one of the most sought-after photographers of our time. Martin Schoeller will donate his share of the proceeds from the sale of the plates to the LGBT Center in West Hollywood.
"It is an honour for me to be part of the long series of outstanding artists with whom Rosenthal has already worked." Martin Schoeller
Martin Schoeller (German, b. 1968) is one of the world's preeminent contemporary portrait photographers. Growing up in Germany, Schoeller studied photography at the Lette-Verein and moved to New York in the mid-1990s, where he now lives and works.
Since 1998 he has contributed to publications such as National Geographic, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and GQ, among others. Martin's print and motion work has appeared in many major advertising campaigns (including those of Coca-Cola, Mercedes, DreamWorks, and Johnnie Walker) and received numerous awards. Most recently he received praise for his Colin Kaepernick image in Nike's "Just do it" campaign which won a prestigious D&AD black pencil and the outdoor Grand Prix at Cannes.
Schoeller's portraits are exhibited and collected internationally, appearing in solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States, as well as part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Martin Schoeller will donate his share of the proceeds from the sale of the plates to the LGBT Center in West Hollywood, which provides medical care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Current exhibitions in Germany
27 February – 17 May 2020 // Martin Schoeller // NRW Forum Düsseldorf learn more
22 January – 26 April 2020 // SURVIVORS Faces of Life after the Holocaust // UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein Essen learn more