Helmut Newton

AT GRAND PALAIS PARIS

GALERIE SUD-EST · 24 MARCH – 17 JUNE 2012
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Helmut Newton,YSL, French Vogue, Rue Aubriot, Paris 1975
Helmut Newton,YSL, French Vogue, Rue Aubriot, Paris 1975

Since Helmut Newton’s death (1920 – 2004), there has been no retrospective of his work in France, although he did much of his work there, particularly for the French edition of Vogue. Provocative, sometimes shocking, Newton’s work tried to capture the beauty, eroticism, humour – and sometimes violence – that he sensed in the social interaction within the familiar worlds of fashion, luxury, money and power.
The exhibition brings together more than two hundred photographs, mostly original or vintage prints made under Helmut Newton’s supervision: Polaroids, working prints in various sizes, monumental works.
It takes a retrospective, thematic angle. Through the major themes in his work: fashion, nudes, por- traits, sex and humour, the exhibition seeks to show that Newton was much more than a fashion photographer. His photography shook off all constraints, even though he often worked within the rigid framework of fashion and portraiture. His work is eminently classical, fitting into a very broad view of art. It experiments freely with themes and formats, and presents a unique vision of the contemporary female body.

Additional exhibitions, initiated and organised by the
Helmut Newton Foundation:

Alice Springs
At Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan
www.galleriacarlasozzani.org
Until 29 April 2012

Helmut Newton Polaroids
At Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin
www.helmutnewton.com
Extended until 20 May 2012

FURTHER INFORMATION
Helmut Newton Foundation
Museum of Photography
Jebensstrasse 2 / 10623 Berlin
www.helmut-newton.com
info@helmut-newton-foundation.org
phone +49 30 3186 4825

OPENING HOURS
tuesday - sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

ENTRANCE FEE
8 € / 4 € concessions

GUIDED TOURS
sunday 4 p.m. and thursday 6 p.m.
phone +49 30 266 3666 / fax +49 30 266 3670
special guided tours on demand