It consists of portraits of David Bowie, Monica Belucci, and Andy Warhol.
Legendary German vogue photographer Helmut Newton is the topic of a brand new exhibition in Spain, hosted by the Marta Ortega Pérez Basis (MOP). The muse was established by, and named after, the chair of the Inditex vogue group, which owns Zara, Massimo Dutti, Berksha and extra. “Helmut Newton—Truth & Fiction” is on view in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, by means of Might 1, 2024.
The present is hosted by the MOP in shut collaboration with the Helmut Newton Basis. A trio of curators organized the present: British public sale home veteran Philippe Garner; Matthias Tougher, who’s the Helmut Newton Basis’s curator; and Tim Jefferies, proprietor of U.Okay. pictures gallery Hamiltons.
The exhibition takes place on the basis’s exhibition venue, the economic Muelle de Batería within the Galician port metropolis. “We instantly agreed that Helmut would have cherished the repurposed silos and warehouse that represent the exhibition venue, the working-harbour context, and the characterful vernacular structure of town,” mentioned the curators. “We’ve loved speculating on the photographs he may need conceived in these settings.”
Considered one of historical past’s most prolific and influential vogue photographers, Newton seems within the exhibition not solely in a few of his iconic works but additionally in movies exhibiting him at work and in dialog. Additionally on view are a few of his cameras, props and memorabilia. Lastly, there are pictures of his private life, together with his partnership along with his spouse, actress June Brunell. The couple married the 12 months after she posed for him in 1947. A photographer in her personal proper, she created work underneath the pseudonym April Springs.
Along with his famend “Large Nudes,” the present spans a number of Newton’s portraits of figures like David Bowie, Naomi Campbell, Daryl Hannah and Andy Warhol. It additionally consists of his lesser-known “landscapes”, pictures of cities that had been essential for the photographer. These embody world capitals like Paris and Los Angeles. Newton started his profession taking pictures for vogue magazines like British and French Vogue within the Nineteen Fifties, grew to become famend within the 70s for his portraits within the latter journal, and has been the topic of quite a few museum exhibitions.
“Helmut Newton is one in every of that celestial band of photographers whose pictures are immediately recognizable as their very own,” mentioned Ortega Pérez in a press announcement. “Newton’s personal nice revolutionary act was to completely change the methods wherein ladies had been portrayed within the pages of shiny magazines. Right here had been ladies who loved fashion and vogue, who loved the facility and splendour of their our bodies, ladies who had been elegantly seductive and untouchable. His images weren’t solely of his time however far forward of his time—he spectacularly set the scene for these photographers who adopted him.”
In attendance at a starry opening occasion on November 15 had been figures reminiscent of famed actress Charlotte Rampling (who additionally seems as Venus in Furs in a photograph within the exhibition), Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon, artwork director and journal editor Fabien Baron, Polish mannequin and actress Małgosia Bela, and photographer Nikolai von Bismarck.
“Helmut Newton—Fact & Fiction” is on view in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, by means of Might 1, 2024.
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