Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais
Since Helmut Newton’s death (1920 – 2004), there has been no retrospective of his work in France, although he did much of his work here, particularly for French Vogue. Coming up next month is this highly anticpated retrospective, curated by Newton’s wife of sixty years June Newton and presented in the new south-east gallery of the Grand Palais. 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 bring together more than two hundred photographs, mostly original or vintage prints made under Helmut Newton’s supervision: Polaroid, working prints in various sizes, monumental works.
Sat 24 Mar-17 June. 10am-10pm. Closed Tue. 11€/8€
South East Gallery, Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 8th. www.grandpalais.fr/
Helmut Newton, YSL, French Vogue, Rue Aubriot, Paris 1975 (dressed) © Helmut Newton Estate