Having hosted widely successful exhibitions following the lives of Peter Lindbergh and Steven Meisel, the Helmut Newton – Fact & Fiction edition promises to delve deeply into the life of the celebrated German-Australian photographer.
Curated by Philippe Garner, Matthias Harden and Tim Jefferies, the exhibition will consist of a series of videos, interviews, posters, cameras, artefacts and more to accurately portray Newton’s creative practice.
Featuring iconic pieces such as his Big Nudes series and portraits of Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Margaret Thatcher, Yves Saint Laurent and others, the exhibition will be home to Newton’s most notorious works of art. Additionally, visitors can peruse his less-known landscape photography to gain more insight into the locations that Newton held dear.
White Woman; photograph by Helmut Lang
Speaking on the exhibition, Marta Ortega Pérez said: “Helmut Newton is one of that celestial band of photographers whose images are instantly recognisable as their own. Newton’s own great revolutionary act was to utterly change the ways in which women were portrayed in the pages of glossy magazines…he spectacularly set the scene for those photographers who followed him”.
by Sophie Richardson
The exhibition will be available to visit from the 18th of November 2023 to the 1st of May 2024 at the MOP Foundation, A Coruña, Spain.