Once in a lifetime: Helmut Newton One Hundred outdoor exhibition

November 3rd, 2020 / by / in: Exquisite experiences / No responses

One of the greatest photographers of all times, Helmut Newton, would have turned 100 years old on 31 October 2020. Therefore, what better way to celebrate him other than presenting his legendary work, for the first time and in a freely accessible way in a large outdoor exhibition in Berlin’s urban space? Here are some hints from Helmut Newton One Hundred exhibition. (Photo up – Helmut Newton, Amica, Milan 1982, copyright Helmut Newton Estate)

Helmut Newton Foundation presents a large outdoor exhibition on the 85m long wall at the Kraftwerk in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Köpenicker Straße 70; on view around the clock from 31 October to 8 November 2020. (https://helmut-newton-foundation.org)

Helmut Newton, French Vogue, Rue Aubriot Paris, 1975, copyright Helmut Newton Estate

The series of pictures “Naked and Dressed” for the French VOGUE, which marked the transition from fashion to nudes, as well as the “Big Nudes” made Newton famous beyond the fashion world in the early 1980s and inspired numerous colleagues and visual artists to imitate or reinterpret them. Born on October 31, 1920 in Berlin, Helmut Newton was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. From refugee to superstar, he was renowned as the portraitist of different German chancellors, and, more controversially, of nude models.

1_Helmut Newton_Elle, Paris, 1969_copyright Helmut Newton Estate
Helmut Newton, Elle Paris, 1969, copyright Helmut Newton Estate

For short… 

  • 30 images from all of Newton’s creative periods as well as some quotations from the photographer have been selected for this huge outdoor exhibition. 
  • At the same time, 250 City Light Posters throughout Berlin will be covered with Newton motifs, with generous support from WALL.
  • As part of exhibition, a film programme about Newton’s VVerk will be shown in the Fürstensaal of the museum on the second floor from 31 October to 8 November 2020, including “Helmut by June” (l995), the extended version of Julian Benedikt’s “SUMO” film and the documentary “Helmut Newton 4 The Bad and The Beautiful” by Gero von Boehm. 
12_Helmut Newton_Mario Valentino, Monte Carlo,1998_copyright Helmut Newton Estate
Helmut Newton, Mario Valentino, Monte Carlo, 1998, copyright Helmut Newton Estate

Photography: (c) Helmut Newton Foundation

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