- “In these times of collective virtue-signalling navel-gazing quasi-hysteria, as always Benedikt Taschen comes to our rescue, fearlessly publishing a volume crammed full of images to remind us that nudity, complicity, voyeurism and exhibitionism are all essential ingredients of happiness.”
- “Celebrates the visionary’s immense legacy.”
- “The late visionary artist has been immortalized in Helmut Newton. Legacy.”
- “Signifies [Newton’s] lasting influence on art.”
- “Brings the acclaimed photographer’s best photos to print.”
- “Shines a light on Newton’s incredible legacy, showcasing his most famous photographic highlights, as well as rare, unseen images.”
- “I am a professional voyeur.”
Helmut Newton. LegacyHardcover, 9.4 x 13.4 in., 6.71 lb, 424 pages100Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
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A Lasting Legacy
Helmut Newton’s prolific body of work
During the 1990s, Newton shot for the German, American, Italian, French, and Russian editions of Vogue, primarily in and around Monte Carlo where he was living from 1981 onwards. Transforming locations like his own garage into starkly contrasting or particularly minimalist theatrical stages, Newton would often portray the eccentric lives of the beautiful and rich, full of eroticism and elegance, in unconventional scenarios. He made use of and simultaneously questioned visual clichés, at times tinged with self-irony or mockery, but always full of empathy.
Helmut Newton. Legacy, which accompanies an international exhibition tour of Newton’s work, showcases highlights from one of the most published bodies of work in photography, including numerous rediscovered images. A prolific image maker and genuine visionary, this book celebrates Newton’s lasting influence on modern photography and visual art to this day.
Helmut Newton (1920–2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. He first achieved international fame in the 1970s while working principally for French Vogue, where he became celebrated for his controversial scenarios. Most striking was his ability to make a throughly planned photograph seem fresh and dynamic. His many titles and awards included Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
The contributing author
Philippe Garner is an expert in 20th-century photography, design, and decorative art. He has written numerous essays and books, from studies of the lives of designer Émile Gallé and photographers Cecil Beaton and John Cowan, to his Sixties Design for TASCHEN. A former director of Christie’s, he has also curated shows for museums in London, Paris, and Tokyo.
The editor and author
Matthias Harder studied Art History, Classical Archaeology and Philosophy in Kiel and Berlin. He is a member of the German Society of Photography and an advisory council member of the European Month of Photography. Head curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin from 2004, and also its director from 2019, he has written numerous articles for art magazines, books and exhibition catalogues.
Helmut Newton. LegacyHardcover, 24 x 34 cm, 3.04 kg, 424 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8458-6Edition: English, French, German
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