NMNM announces “Newton, Riviera”

Works by Helmut NewtonOne of the most prominent fashion photographers of the 20th century, is on display at Villa Sauber For an exhibition that uniquely highlights his time in Monaco and the French Riviera.

The latest exhibition, entitled “Newton, Riviera” by the New National Museum of Monaco (NMNM), features 280 photographs.

The title reflects the fact that the French Riviera was a great inspiration for Helmut Newton from the time he bought the Lamatuel villa in the 1960s until his death in the early 2000s.

“I like the sun and there’s nothing left in Paris,” he told the famous Monaco executive in charge of his residence files. It was 1981 and Newton was 61 years old. He had already established himself as one of the greatest fashion photographers of his generation.

Born in Berlin in 1920, Helmut Newton moved to Australia at the age of 20 to marry Australian actress June Newton (later known as photographer Alice Springs) and set up a studio in Melbourne’s fashionable Flinders Lane. Established and worked on fashion. Theater and industrial photography.He continued to work for the British trend,Australia trendFrench Vogue, El When Harper’s Bazaar, Establishes a particular style characterized by erotic and stylized scenes. Often there are sadomasochistic and fetish subtexts.

The New York Times He described him as “a prolific and widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative and erotic black-and-white photography was the mainstay.” trend And other publications. “

“Helmout, Riviera” Exhibition at Villa Sauber, Manuel Vitali, Photograph by Communication Department

His time in Monaco from 1981 to his death in 2004 was one of the most prolific and free of his career. Monaco provided him with an original setting for his fashion photography, and it was not uncommon for one of the city’s construction sites to serve as the backdrop for the haute couture campaign he signed. In 1992, Monaco awarded him’Officier des Arts, Lettres et Sciences‘.

He also produced numerous images and portraits of the prince’s family and stars of the Monte Carlo Ballet Company. It was here that he finally challenged landscape photography and developed one of his most personal series, “Yellow Press,” a strange image of disturbing charm inspired by crime scenes.

“Newton, Riviera” was curated by Guillaume de Sardis and Matthias Harder. Announced in collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. The exhibition will be held at Villa Sauber on 17th Avenue, Princess Grace, until November 13, 2022.


Top photo of Helmut Newton taken by photographer Alice Springs (pseudonym used by wife June Newton)




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