Muses

Björk (1965)

Born in Iceland within a hippie community with an Inuit background, Björk founds a punk group, KUKL, in 1983 before tuning it into a pop band, in 1987 under the name, The Sugarcubes. Soon, the group earns international recognition and Björk attracts the attention of the audiences and media before she decides to pursue a solo career, from 1993. Her indefinable musical style oscillates between traditional Icelandic airs, trip hop, rock and reggae, the whole carried by her powerful voice. In 2000, she stars in Lars Von Trier's film, Dancer in the Dark opposite Catherine Deneuve but affirms it would remain her last role, not standing the sadness of her character and the harsh relationship she encountered with the director. Collaborating with avant-garde artists and her husband Matthew Barney as well as conceptual fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan, Björk managed to make of her difference an experimental exploration of what the future could look like.

Tags / Bju00f6rk - Icelandic Singer - 1990s - Experimental - Conceptual - Muses - It Women - Art - Fashion
Björk at make up session, Fashion Rocks, London, 2003
Björk at make up session, Fashion Rocks, London, 2003
Promotional photo of Björk for Medulla by Inez & Vinoodh, 2004
Promotional photo of Björk for Medulla by Inez & Vinoodh, 2004
Björk wearing Alexander McQueen
Björk wearing Alexander McQueen
Björk by Mark Borthwick, 2000
Björk by Mark Borthwick, 2000
Björk on stage for Biophilia Tour, Bonnaroo, 2013
Björk on stage for Biophilia Tour, Bonnaroo, 2013
Björk by Jane Brown, 1995
Björk by Jane Brown, 1995
Björk by Richard Phibbs
Björk by Richard Phibbs
Björk on stage for Biophilia Tour, 2013
Björk on stage for Biophilia Tour, 2013
Young Björk, c. 1975
Young Björk, c. 1975
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Interview Magazine, 2009
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Interview Magazine, 2009
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Interview Magazine, 2009
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Interview Magazine, 2009
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Interview Magazine, 2009
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Interview Magazine, 2009
Björk in The Juniper Tree, directed by Nietzchka Keene, 1986
Björk in The Juniper Tree, directed by Nietzchka Keene, 1986
Björk and Catherine Deneuve for Dancer in the Dark, Cannes Film Festival, 2000
Björk and Catherine Deneuve for Dancer in the Dark, Cannes Film Festival, 2000
Björk for Hidden Place album cover, 2001
Björk for Hidden Place album cover, 2001
Björk by Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton-Jones, 2012
Björk by Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton-Jones, 2012
Young Björk, c. 1967
Young Björk, c. 1967
Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight and Bjork collaboration for the cover of 2003's Vespertine Live at the Royal Opera House
Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight and Bjork collaboration for the cover of 2003's Vespertine Live at the Royal Opera House
Björk by Bjørn Opsahl for Rock and Folk, 1995
Björk by Bjørn Opsahl for Rock and Folk, 1995
Björk by Bjørn Opsahl for Rock and Folk, 1995
Björk by Bjørn Opsahl for Rock and Folk, 1995
Young Björk
Young Björk
Björk by Nobuyoshi Araki for Switch Magazine, 2003
Björk by Nobuyoshi Araki for Switch Magazine, 2003
Björk by Glen Luchford, 1995
Björk by Glen Luchford, 1995
Björk by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Debut album cover, 1993
Björk by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Debut album cover, 1993
Björk by Paolo Roversi for Telegraph Magazine, 2005
Björk by Paolo Roversi for Telegraph Magazine, 2005
Björk and Bernhard Willhelm for Dazed & Confused Magazine n°54, October 2007
Björk and Bernhard Willhelm for Dazed & Confused Magazine n°54, October 2007
Björk and Catherine Deneuve, promotional photo for Dancer in the Dark, directed by Lars von Trier, 2000
Björk and Catherine Deneuve, promotional photo for Dancer in the Dark, directed by Lars von Trier, 2000
Björk and his ex boyfriend Goldie, 1990's
Björk and his ex boyfriend Goldie, 1990's
Bjork and her son Sindri photographed in at The Blue Lagoon in Iceland by Juergen Teller,  1993
Bjork and her son Sindri photographed in at The Blue Lagoon in Iceland by Juergen Teller, 1993
Björk and one of her music box, created by Jack Perron, St John's Smith Square, London, 2001
Björk and one of her music box, created by Jack Perron, St John's Smith Square, London, 2001
Björk singing at Alexander McQueen funeral, February 2010
Björk singing at Alexander McQueen funeral, February 2010
Björk on stage, Berlin Festival, 2013
Björk on stage, Berlin Festival, 2013
Björk by Alain Duplantier, 1995
Björk by Alain Duplantier, 1995
Börk by Anton Corbijn
Börk by Anton Corbijn
Björk by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, November 2012
Björk by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, November 2012
Björk by Warren du Prez & Nick Thornton-Jones, 2001
Björk by Warren du Prez & Nick Thornton-Jones, 2001
Björk by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, November 2012
Björk by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, November 2012
Björk by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, November 2012
Björk by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, November 2012
Björk by David LaChapelle for Interview Magazine, 2001
Björk by David LaChapelle for Interview Magazine, 2001
Björk by David La Chapelle for Interview Magazine, 2001
Björk by David La Chapelle for Interview Magazine, 2001
Björk by David Sims, 2000
Björk by David Sims, 2000
Björk by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, November 2012
Björk by Craig McDean for Another Magazine, November 2012
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Vespertine promo, 2001
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Vespertine promo, 2001
Björk by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, 1990's
Björk by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, 1990's
Björk by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, 2001
Björk by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, 2001
Björk by Joseph Cultice, 1994
Björk by Joseph Cultice, 1994
Björk by Jurgen Teller for Self Service Magazine S/S 2001
Björk by Jurgen Teller for Self Service Magazine S/S 2001
Björk by Lorenzo Agius for  i-D #154, July 1996
Björk by Lorenzo Agius for i-D #154, July 1996
Björk by Nobuyoshi Araki for Telegram album, 1996
Björk by Nobuyoshi Araki for Telegram album, 1996
Björk by Nobuyoshi Araki for Telegram album, 1996
Björk by Nobuyoshi Araki for Telegram album, 1996
Björk by Nobuyoshi Araki for Telegram album, 1996
Björk by Nobuyoshi Araki for Telegram album, 1996
Björk by Norman Jean Roy, 1998
Björk by Norman Jean Roy, 1998
Björk by Richard Avedon, New York, 2004
Björk by Richard Avedon, New York, 2004
Björk by Warren du Prez & Nick Thornton-Jones, c. 2004
Björk by Warren du Prez & Nick Thornton-Jones, c. 2004
Björk by Richard Avedon, 2000
Björk by Richard Avedon, 2000
Björk by Benni Valsson, Reykjavik, 1999
Björk by Benni Valsson, Reykjavik, 1999
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Another Magazine, Fall 2010
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Another Magazine, Fall 2010
Björk by Ruben Afanador, London, 1993
Björk by Ruben Afanador, London, 1993
Björk for Post album cover by Stephane Sednaoui, 1995
Björk for Post album cover by Stephane Sednaoui, 1995
Björk wearing Marjan Pejoski swan dress for the Oscars, 2001
Björk wearing Marjan Pejoski swan dress for the Oscars, 2001
Björk and singer Beck, 1998
Björk and singer Beck, 1998
Promotional photo of Björk for Biophilia live show at Manchester International Festival, July 2011
Promotional photo of Björk for Biophilia live show at Manchester International Festival, July 2011
Björk on stage for opening of Olympic Games, Athens, 2004
Björk on stage for opening of Olympic Games, Athens, 2004
Young Björk, c. 1965/ 1966
Young Björk, c. 1965/ 1966
Björk by Warren du Prez & Nick Thornton-Jones
Björk by Warren du Prez & Nick Thornton-Jones
Björk wearing Marjan Pejoski swan dress for the Oscars, 2001
Björk wearing Marjan Pejoski swan dress for the Oscars, 2001
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Another Magazine, Fall 2010
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Another Magazine, Fall 2010
Björk wearing Hussein Chalayan by Inez & Vinoodh for Volumen DVD cover, 1999
Björk wearing Hussein Chalayan by Inez & Vinoodh for Volumen DVD cover, 1999
Björk by Paulo Sutch, 1993
Björk by Paulo Sutch, 1993
Björk by Herb Ritts for Rolling Stone Magazine, 1990
Björk by Herb Ritts for Rolling Stone Magazine, 1990
Björk on the set of I Miss You video clip directed by John Kricfalusi, 1995
Björk on the set of I Miss You video clip directed by John Kricfalusi, 1995
Björk by Warren du Prez & Nick Thornton-Jones, 2004
Björk by Warren du Prez & Nick Thornton-Jones, 2004
Björk by Ellen von Unwerth for i-D Magazine, 1994
Björk by Ellen von Unwerth for i-D Magazine, 1994
Björk by Ellen von Unwerth for i-D Magazine, 1994
Björk by Ellen von Unwerth for i-D Magazine, 1994
Björk on stage for Biophilia Tour, June 27, 2011 - September 7, 2013
Björk on stage for Biophilia Tour, June 27, 2011 - September 7, 2013
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Wired Magazine (UK), August 2011
Björk by Inez & Vinoodh for Wired Magazine (UK), August 2011
Juergen Teller, Björk, Spaghetti Nero, Venice, 2007
Juergen Teller, Björk, Spaghetti Nero, Venice, 2007
Björk in Cocoon video clip directed by Eiko Ishioka, 2002
Björk in Cocoon video clip directed by Eiko Ishioka, 2002
Björk in Cocoon video clip directed by Eiko Ishioka, 2002
Björk in Cocoon video clip directed by Eiko Ishioka, 2002
The Sugarcubes: Björk Guomundsdottir, Friorik Erlingsson, Einar örn Benediktsson, Einar Melax, Margret örnolfsdottir and Sigtryggur Baldursson, c. 1986/ 1992
The Sugarcubes: Björk Guomundsdottir, Friorik Erlingsson, Einar örn Benediktsson, Einar Melax, Margret örnolfsdottir and Sigtryggur Baldursson, c. 1986/ 1992
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