1920–2004, Germany/USA

Name Helmut NEWTON
Birth 1920, Germany
Died 2004, USA


1920: born in berlin as helmut neustädter; resides in berlin-schöneberg.

1930 until 1934: attends school at the heinrich von treitschke realgymnasium in berlin-schöneberg.

1934 until 1938: resides in berlin-halensee.

1934 until 1935: attends the american school in berlin-schöneberg. after change of residence, attends secondary school in berlin-grunewald.

1936 until 1938: apprenticeship with the portrait, nude and fashion photographer yva (else simon, neé neuländer) in berlin-charlottenburg.

1938: flees berlin via train at zoo station towards trieste, taking with him two stills cameras. finds work in singapore at the “singapore straits times.”

1940: arrives in australia and serves for five years in the australian army. in 1946 becomes an australian citizen.

1947: meets actress june brunell, who poses as a model for him. they marry one year later.

1956: extended travels through europe. in london acquires a one-year contract at british vogue, which newton quits after 11 months. thereafter in paris and return to melbourne; contract with australian vogue.

1961: back to paris, takes apartment in the rue aubriot in marais quarter. full-time position with french vogue, occasional editorial photography for british vogue and queen.

1964: until 1966 editorials for french elle.

1964: acquires a small house and vineyard in ramatuelle, not far from st. tropez, where helmut and june newton will spend their future vacations.

1966: renews contract with french vogue under the new editor-in-chief francine crescent.

1970: june newton (alias alice springs) begins her career as photographer: when her husband is ill, she steps in to shoot a cigarette advertisement.

1971: helmut newton suffers a heart attack in new york. convalescence in lennox hill hospital, new york.

1975:first exhibitions of the commercially successful photographer: first solo exhibit in the nikon gallery in paris.

1976: publication of his first volume of photographs white women.

1981: helmut and june newton move from paris to monaco; they will spend the winter months in los angeles.

1990: awarded the french “grand prix national de la photographie.”

1992: awarded “officier des arts, lettres et sciences” in monaco as well as presentation of the das grosse verdienstkreuz of the federal republic of germany.

1996: commendation to “commandeur de l’ordre des arts et lettres” by the french ministry of culture.

2000: large retrospective for his 80th birthday in the new national gallery (neue nationalgalerie) in berlin that travels to london, new york, tokyo, moscow and prague, among others.

2003: formal agreement on the establishment of the helmut newton foundation in berlin with the prussian cultural heritage foundation (stiftung preußischer kulturbesitz).

2004: helmut newton dies in los angeles. the helmut newton foundation is opened shortly following his death.


canon gallery, amsterdam
galerie nikon, paris

helmut newton / hideki fujii photographer´s gallery, london
nicholas wilder gallery, los angeles
pentax gallery, tokyo

marlborough gallery, new york

american center, paris
helmut newton canon gallery, geneva

g. ray hawkins gallery, los angeles
helmut newton – special collection galerie watari, tokyo

grands nus galerie daniel templon, paris
helmut newton - fotografie 1980 – 81 studio marconi, milan

helmut newton - fotos 1980 – 81 galerie denise rené-hans meyer, dusseldorf
marlborough gallery, new york
galerie tanit, munich
thomas levi galerie, hamburg
photokina, cologne
helmut newton photographs `80 - 82 the columbia college galleries, chicago

gallery asher-faune, los angeles
big nudes g. ray hawkins gallery, los angeles
31 nudes - photographs 1980 - 1981 olympus gallery, london
private property hamiltons gallery, london
private property – 3 portfolios christian cheneau galerie, paris

photographies de mode musée de beau arts jules chéret, nice
la moda / i grandi nudi museo palazzo fortuny, venice
private property g. ray hawkins gallery, los angeles
mode et portrait musée d´art moderne de la ville de paris
private property – 3 portfolios christian cheneau galerie, paris

new work g. ray hawkins gallery, los angeles
rétrospektive museo dell´automobile, turin
monte carlo galerie artis, monte carlo

portretten/portraits foto foundation, amsterdam
retrospektive palais de l´europe, menton

retrospektive rheinisches landesmuseum, bonn
nus inédits galerie daniel templon, paris
retrospektive musee de groninque, groningen
sie kommen fotografie forum, frankfurt

retrospektive museum des 20. jahrhunderts, vienna
retrospektive forum böttcherstraße, bremen
retrospektive berlinische galerie/martin-gropius bau, berlin
neue akte galerie reckermann/photokina, cologne
new nudes hamiltons gallery, london
helmut newton - nouvelles images espace photographique de paris audiovisuell, paris
helmut newton - portraits national portrait gallery, london
private property olympus galerie, hamburg

fashion photographs & portraits metropolitan teien art museum, tokyo
fashion photographs & portraits seibu art museum, funabashi
fashion photographs & portraits prefectural museum of art, fukuoka
helmut newton - nuevas imágenes fundacion caja de pensiones, madrid
helmut newton in moscow puschkin museum & perwaia galeria, moscow
helmut newton - new images galleria d´arte moderna, bologna
helmut newton - new images carlsberg glypothek gallery, copenhagen

kunstform galerie, vienna
helmut newton fotografie hochschule für grafik und buchkunst, leipzig
fashion photographs & portraits prefectural museum of modern art, shiga
helmut newton fay gold gallery, atlanta
dressed and naked studio trisorio, naples

fashion photographs & portraits museum of modern art, bratislava
biennale, lyon
naked & dressed hamiltons gallery, london

naked & dressed in hollywood pascal de sarthe gallery, los angeles
eroticism in the 20th century aoyama bell commons, tokyo
eroticism in the 20th century mitsubishi-jisho artium, fukuoka
archives de nuit crédit foncier de france, paris
pina bausch und das tanztheater wuppertal galeria 54 ferdinand zimmermann, munich
v.i.p. very important portraits miramonti majestic grand hotel, cortina d´ampezzo (organized by photology, milan)

helmut newton – ritratti di donna galleria carla sozzani, milan
archives de nuit villa médicis, rome
moda e ritratto centre culturel français de rome, rome
helmut newton – aus dem photographischem werk deichtorhallen, hamburg
eroticism in the 20th century navio museum, osaka

archives de nuit centro andaluz de la fotografia, almeria
archives de nuit institute français de prague, prague
mes derniers nus galerie robert vallois, paris
helmut newton – aus dem photographischem werk josef albers museum, bottrop
helmut newton – aus dem photographischem werk fotomuseum winterthur, winterthur
helmut newton – aus dem photographischem werk castello di rivoli, turin
new editions + retrospective prints gallery sho contemporary art, tokyo
helmut newton fuji salon, tokyo
eva im bilde galerie claire fontaine, luxembourg

archives du nuit galerie pierre nouvion, monte carlo
snap-shot in eroticism odakyu museum, tokyo
nude works 1992 – 1995 hamiltons gallery, london
private property photology s.r.l., milan
galerie kaess-weiss, stuttgart

snap-shot in eroticism navio museum, osaka
impressions & polaroids galleria carla sozzani, milan
artforum vilka gallery, thessaloniki
fashion and phantasy a gallery for fine art photography, new orleans
helmut newton gallery kajikawa, kyoto

photographien camera work, berlin
helmut newton in sweden hasselblad foundation, gothenburg

from my archives (67 new portraits) visa pour l´image, international festival of photojournalism, perpignan
72 ore a roma galerie municipale, rome

architecture and pornography castello di rivoli, turin
archives de nuit galerie wittenbrink, munich

helmut newton – work neue nationalgalerie, berlin

helmut newton – work barbican center, london
sex and landscapes galerie de pury & luxembourg, zurich
sex and landscapes mary boone gallery, new york
helmut newton – work international center of photography, new york
helmut newton – work museum für kunst und gewerbe, hamburg
sumo galeria moises perez de albeniz, pamplona
portraits, fashion and nudes staley + wise gallery, new york

sex and landscapes rupertinum, salzburg
sex and landscapes ludwig museum, budapest
sex and landscapes the major gallery, london
sex and landscapes, new and unknown works galerie hans meyer, dusseldorf
sex and landscapes galleria gió marconi, milan
sie kommen andreas baumgartl galerie, munich
sex and landscapes galerie kaess-weiss, stuttgart
yellow press galerie de pury & luxembourg, zurich
helmut newton – work kunsthalle krems, krems
helmut newton – work photo españa, madrid
helmut newton - work daimura museum, osaka & tokyo
welcome to berlin galerie kicken, berlin

sex and landscapes, rosalyne, making of the big nudes and polaroids a gallery for fine art photography, new orleans
retrospective house of photography, moscow
sex and landscapes aidan gallery, moscow
helmut newton – work nrw forum, dusseldorf
yellow press galleria carla sozzani, milan
sex and landscapes, yellow press arken museum, ishoj copenhagen
yellow press galerie daniel templon, paris
big nudes hamiltons gallery, london
love affair photography monika mohr galerie, hamburg
helmut newton – work leica gallery, prague

sex and landscapes, yellow press retretti art center, kunsthalle helsinki
photographs gagosian gallery, beverly hills
sex and landscapes, us and them – helmut newton & alice springs helmut newton foundation, berlin
helmut newton´s private property helmut newton foundation, berlin
helmut newton polaroids camera work, berlin
helmut newton 01232004 – hommage to his soul gallery sho contemporary art, tokyo

a gun for hire grimaldi forum, monte carlo
a gun for hire helmut newton foundation, berlin
sex and landscapes kunsthalle der hypo-kulturstiftung, munich
newtoniana photology, milan

sex and landscapes palazzo reale, milan
men, war and peace - newton, nachtwey, la chapelle helmut newton foundation, berlin
fashion works – vintage- & contactprints 1962 – 1985 galerie johannes faber, vienna
yellow press, playboy projections helmut newton foundation, berlin

helmut newton cook fine art, new york
72 ore a roma shenker culure club, turin
wanted – helmut newton, larry clark, ralph gibson helmut newton foundation, berlin
helmut newton: xl hamiltons gallery, london

helmut newton la fábrica galería, madrid
werke aus einer bremer privatsammlung weserburg museum für moderne kunst, bremen
pigozzi and the paparazzi helmut newton foundation, berlin
helmut newton – fired helmut newton foundation, berlin

werke aus einer bremer privatsammlung graphikmuseum pablo picasso, munster
helmut newton hamiltons gallery, london
sumo helmut newton foundation, berlin

selected works hamiltons gallery, london
werke aus einer bremer privatsammlung/museum der moderne salzburg kunsthaus apolda, apolda
helmut newton – polaroids helmut newton foundation, berlin
helmut newton: white women, sleepless night, big nudes the museum of fine arts houston, houston

helmut newton 1920-2004 grand palais, paris
helmut newton: white women / sleepless nights / big nudes helmut newton foundation, berlin
helmut newton: world without men / archives de nuit helmut newton foundation, berlin

helmut newton, onassis foundation, athens
helmut newton, museum of fine arts budapest
helmut newton, fotografiska museet, stockholm
helmut newton: white women / sleepless nights / big nudes palazzo delle espositioni, rome
helmut newton: white women / sleepless nights / big nudes annenberg space for photography, los angeles
helmut newton: paris berlin. exhibition grand palais 2012 helmut newton foundation, berlin

nikolaj contemporary art center, copenhagen

museet for fotokunst, brandts klaedefabrik, odense
kunsthalle, rotterdam
maison européenne de la photographie, paris
galleria carla sozzani, milan

museum of modern art, são paulo
joseph-haubrich-kunsthalle, cologne

helmut newton foundation, berlin

Source: http://www.helmut-newton.com/helmut_newton/exhibitions/

Helmut Newton är en legend inom den moderna fotografin. Han föddes 1920 i Berlin. Redan som liten kom han fram till att kvinnans dragningskraft är starkare än allt annat.
Åtta år gammal, såg han Berlins mest berömda prostituerade, som kallades Rote Erna då hon stod utanför KaDeWe, i röda ridstövlar och en ridpiska under armen. Helmut skulle aldrig glömma henne! När han var tolv köpte han sin första kamera. Han uppslukades av fotograferandet och allt skolarbete försummades. Motvillig tilllät hans föräldrar att han började studera fotografi för Yva, en av Berlins ledande societetsfotografer. Han inspirerades tidigt av Brassaïs nattliga bilder av Paris och ville ta liknande sådana i Berlin.

1938 lämnade Helmut Tyskland, reste till Singapore där han försökte sig på ett arbete som reportagefotograf. Han var van vid att ta porträtt i studio där man hade hela dagen på sig att ta en perfekt bild. Medan han stod och krånglade med inställningarna på kameran passerade nyheterna förbi och han avskedades efter två veckor. Newton tog lärdom av detta och använde en relativt enkel kamera under resten av sin karriär, han ville fokusera sin koncentration på motivet och inte behöva bry sig om utrustningen. 1940 reste Newton till Australien, där han tillbringade fem år i armén och även arbetade som truckförare. Efter kriget öppnade han fotoateljé i Melbourne och fotade allt från bröllop till stickmönster. Där träffade han skådespelerskan June Brown, som kom att betyda mycket för Newton, och de gifte sig 1948. Hon arbetade också som fotograf och blev med tiden känd under pseudonymen Alice Springs. 1956 återvände Newtons till Europa och paret slog sig ner i Paris. Där blev Helmut Newton en av de mest efterfrågade fotograferna. Med sina kyliga, eleganta bilder med inslag av eroticism och fetischism skapade han en omisskännlig egen stil som snart gjorde honom känd som en av världens mest nyskapande och inflytelserika modefotografer.

Efter en kraftig hjärtattack 1971, bestämde sig Newton för att hoppa av modekarusellen och enbart ta de bilder han själv ville. Bilderna fick nu en ny och speciell laddning. Hans sensationella bilder av perfekt sköna modeller i fantasieggande miljöer och situationer har visats på ledande gallerier och museer runt om i världen. Bilder som visar en värld av lyx och dekadens och där det satts likhetstecken mellan sex och makt, elegans och fara.

Source: Bukowskis, Sweden

Sumo by Helmut NEWTON


Price EUR 5,500
Estimated EUR 6,500
Sumo by Helmut NEWTON


Price EUR 3,800
Estimated EUR 4,000–5,000
Portrait Of Veruschka On The Terrace Of The Presidential Suite, Hotel Meridian, Nice, 1975 by Helmut NEWTON

Portrait Of Veruschka On The Terrace Of The Presidential Suite, Hotel Meridian, Nice, 1975 (1975)

Price USD 100,000 (€73,829) Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 80,000–120,000
Saddle I, Paris, 1976 by Helmut NEWTON

Saddle I, Paris, 1976 (1976)

Price USD 75,000 (€55,371) Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 60,000–80,000
Big Nude Xi, Nice by Helmut NEWTON

Big Nude Xi, Nice (1993)

Price GBP 23,750 (€29,465) Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 10,000–15,000
Patti Hansen For Xavier Coiffures, New York by Helmut NEWTON

Patti Hansen For Xavier Coiffures, New York (1976)

Price GBP 4,375 (€5,150) Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 3,000–5,000
Sie Kommen, Paris, 1981 by Helmut NEWTON

Sie Kommen, Paris, 1981 (1981)

Price GBP 87,075 (€102,500) Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 30,000–50,000
Sumo, Cologne: Taschen, First Edition, 1999 by Helmut NEWTON

Sumo, Cologne: Taschen, First Edition, 1999

Price GBP 5,000 (€6,205)
Estimated GBP 3,000–5,000
Charlotte Rampling, Arles by Helmut NEWTON

Charlotte Rampling, Arles (1973)

Price GBP 22,500 (€27,923)
Estimated GBP 6,000–8,000
Mannequins, Quai D'orsay, Paris by Helmut NEWTON

Mannequins, Quai D'orsay, Paris (1977)

Price GBP 18,125 (€22,493)
Estimated GBP 6,000–8,000
Jenny Kapitän- Pension Dorian by Helmut NEWTON

Jenny Kapitän- Pension Dorian (1977)

Price SEK 5,400 (€624)
Estimated SEK 5,000
Bergstrom, Paris 1977 by Helmut NEWTON

Bergstrom, Paris 1977 (1977)

Price SEK 4,600 (€537)
Estimated SEK 5,000
Parlour Games, München by Helmut NEWTON

Parlour Games, München (1991)

Price EUR 15,000
Helmut Newton  The Photography Book, 1999 by Helmut NEWTON

Helmut Newton The Photography Book, 1999 (1999)

Price GBP 5,625 (€6,849) Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 3,000–5,000
Gunilla Bergström, Paris 1977 by Helmut NEWTON

Gunilla Bergström, Paris 1977

Price EUR 4,500
Jenny Kapitän, Pension Dorian, Berlin 1977 by Helmut NEWTON

Jenny Kapitän, Pension Dorian, Berlin 1977 (1977)

Price EUR 2,400
Kvinna Vid Bil by Helmut NEWTON

Kvinna Vid Bil (Executed ca. 1976)

Price SEK 26,000 (€2,845)
Estimated SEK 3,000
Sittande Kvinna I Stråhatt by Helmut NEWTON

Sittande Kvinna I Stråhatt

Price SEK 11,100 (€1,214)
Estimated SEK 3,000
Man Och Kvinna by Helmut NEWTON

Man Och Kvinna

Price SEK 6,500 (€711)
Estimated SEK 3,000
Kvinnor. Museo Dárte Contemporanea by Helmut NEWTON

Kvinnor. Museo Dárte Contemporanea (1994)

Price SEK 63,000 (€6,893)
Estimated SEK 12,000
Utställningsaffisch. Museo Dárte Contemporanea. by Helmut NEWTON

Utställningsaffisch. Museo Dárte Contemporanea.

Price SEK 15,000 (€1,675)
Estimated SEK 1,500
Sumo - Helmut Newton by Helmut NEWTON

Sumo - Helmut Newton

Price SEK 70,000 (€7,440)
Estimated SEK 30,000–35,000
Ava Gardner, London 1984 by Helmut NEWTON

Ava Gardner, London 1984

Price SEK 17,000 (€1,589)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Big Nude Una, Nizza 1993 by Helmut NEWTON

Big Nude Una, Nizza 1993 (1993)

Price EUR 12,000
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