vendredi 23 mars 2012
HELMUT NEWTON EXHIBITION - GRAND PALAIS - PARIS - 2012
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.
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.
Exposition Helmut Newton du 24 mars au 17 juin 2012
Grand Palais, Galerie sud-est - Avenue Winston Churchill – 75008 Paris