The Marta Ortega Pérez Foundation (MOP) in Coruña, Spain will present a major exhibition on prolific German-Australian photographer, Helmut Newton. Opening tomorrow, November 18, the show will chronicle his six decade career, from his childhood to how he became a titan in the world of fashion, along with his lasting impact almost 20 years since his death.
Going on view at Muelle de la Batería, a reconverted warehouse space close to the harbor, the exhibition will comprise of a selection of Newton’s most striking fashion portraits, such as his Big Nudes (1980–93) — a provocative black-and-white series that featured the likes of Andy Warhol, Naomi Campbell, David Bowie, Karl Lagerfeld, and even Margaret Thatcher, amongst others. The show will also spotlight some of Newton’s lesser-known works, such as his Landscapes across the world — from Paris and Los Angeles to Monte Carlo, Berlin, Vienna and Las Vegas.
“Helmut Newton is one of that celestial band of photographers whose images are instantly recognizable as their own,” hailed Marta Ortega Pérez. “Newton’s own great revolutionary act was to utterly change the ways in which women were portrayed in the pages of glossy magazines. Here were women who enjoyed style and fashion, who enjoyed the power and splendor of their bodies, women who were elegantly seductive and untouchable. His photographs were not only of his time but far ahead of his time – he spectacularly set the scene for those photographers who followed him.”
Helmut Newton: Fact & Fiction will go on view in Spain from November 18 to May 1, 2024.
The Marta Ortega Pérez Foundation
Muelle de la Batería
s/n 15006 A Coruña, Spain