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HELMUT NEWTON Show all photos
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HELMUT NEWTON:

LEGACY

From 28 March to 24 November 2024

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The Photography Rooms

The Photography Rooms

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore (Le stanze della fotografia), Venice

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The Rooms of Photography, a joint initiative of Marsilio Arte and the Giorgio Cini Foundation, announce a spring full of news and events. After the exhibitions at Palazzo Reale in Milan and at the Ara Pacis in Rome, Newton arrives in Venice with the most complete exhibition of works that retrace his entire human and working life.

The HELMUT NEWTON retrospective. LEGACY, scheduled from 28 March to 24 November 2024, is curated by Matthias Harder, director of the Helmut Newton Foundation, and Denis Curti, artistic director of Le Stanze della Fotografia in Venice.


He was born in Berlin as Helmut Neustädter, but the world now knows him as Helmut Newton . Born on 31 October 1920 into a wealthy Jewish family, in 1938 he was forced to leave Germany due to the racial laws. He decides to embark for Australia, where he will open a small photography studio. In Melbourne he met June Brown, stage name Alice Springs, actress, photographer and muse , with whom he shared an emotional and professional journey. The title of the exhibition already evokes the immense legacy left to posterity which can be retraced, step by step, in the space of the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, overlooking the San Marco Basin. The exhibition recounts the career of a protagonist of the twentieth century who left a mark in fashion - as demonstrated by the collaborations with Vogue magazine and with designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Thierry Mugler and Chanel - but also in the new way of approaching the female nude , witnessed in his famous Big Nudes . The cult book from 1981 collects 39 black and white shots, many present in the exhibition, pioneers of a frontier of photography not yet explored, that of blow-ups and human-sized shots.


Suspended between water and sky, Newton's shots in Venice further emphasize the photographer's elegant and bold style. « His passage through the Lagoon is documented several times, as can be seen in the report for Queen magazine in 1966 or in the portrait of Anselm Kiefer, immortalized in a fascinating palace on the Grand Canal» says Matthias Harder, head of the Helmut Newton Foundation. «After having lived in Australia and the United States, Newton settled in Europe, first in Paris and then in Monte Carlo, intensifying his visits to Venice». Newton's legacy will be told in six chronological chapters : the beginnings of the 1940s and 1950s in Australia, the 1960s in France, the 1970s in the United States, the 1980s between Monte Carlo and Los Angeles and the numerous reports around the world of the nineties.

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