Opened on 2nd June at the Helmut Newton Foundation, this exhibition brings together photographs collected by Carla Sozzani since 1990, including imagery across fashion, portraiture, surrealism and still life. Featuring works by Helmut Newton, Berenice Abbott, Duane Michals, Francesca Woodman, Daido Moriyama, Man Ray and William Klein, the exhibition is a showcase of powerful work and of Carla Sozzani's eye for collecting.
Helmut Newton's unique eye forms the new monograph in Louis Vuitton's Fashion Eye series. Newton left France in 1981 to live in Monaco with his wife June because, he said: “I like the sun, and there’s none left in Paris.” From the terrace of his residence, on the 19th floor of a skyscraper, he overlooked the principality and observed his subjects posing them on building sites and Belle Epoque monuments. Within the setting of a Monegasque quotidian, between pools and palm trees, concrete and azure, his models are positioned using the legendary and provocative visual grammar that is a wholly Newtonian signature.
Mercenary of fashion, formidable portraitist, master of female nudes, most striking was Newton’s ability to make a thoroughly planned photograph feel fresh and dynamic. Provocative and controversial until the end, his work was referred to as “porno chic”. Working principally for French Vogue over four decades, as well as other famous fashion and lifestyle magazines such as Playboy, Nova, Marie Claire, Traveler, Vanity Fair and American Vogue, causing scandal and then influence.
Published November 2017
A triple exhibition from Helmut Newton, Mario Testino and Jean Pigozzi. Featuring original Newton prints, rarely if ever seen before, alongside a Testino exhibition specially conceived for the Helmut Newton Foundation. Huge floor-to-ceiling images from Testino's archive of fashion and nude shots contrast with Jean Pigozzi's 'Pool Party' (also a book published by Rizzoli), which is exhibited in the more intimate June's Room. Smaller snapshots offer a spontaneous and personal insight into the lives of A-listers such as Liz Taylor, Mick Jagger and Bono.
The current exhibitions at the Helmut Newton Foundation have been extended by popular demand, and will now be open until 17th May 2017.
Phyllis Posnick, Executive Fashion Editor at American Vogue, launches her book Stoppers in London today. Featuring the most astonishing and groundbreaking images published by the fashion bible, including of course iconic images by Helmut Newton. Phyllis tells the stories behind the images and her close relationship with Helmut, including an anecdote about the search for a pair of tiny stilettos for a chicken... Both entertaining and educational, this is not to be missed.
Celebrating Blumarine and Anna Molinari's 40th anniversary, the Musei di Palazzo dei Pio in the label's hometown, Carpi, is hosting a select from the exhibition 'A Gun for Hire'.
Location: Musei di Palazzo dei Pio, Carpi, ITALY
Dates: 10th September to 11th December 2016