It’s the first French retrospective of the great German photographer’s work since his death in 2004, with more than 200 images almost all of which were produced under the control of Helmut Newton himself.
However, if you’re not a fan of boobies, you’re really going to hate it…His images are so famous, his style so particular, that any self-respecting fan of photography is duty bound to hot-foot it down to the Grand Palais for this extensive retrospective, whether they like boobies or not.
Notorious for his daring fashion shots, his ridiculously leggy models standing proud (and often naked), more than a hint of sex and often quite a large dose of humour, Newton created a remarkable body of work.
The exhibition has been created by his wife June, and if women are omnipresent, they are not intended to be the theme. Emphasis has also been put on explaining Newton’s work methods, as an extract from June Newton’s documentary “Helmut by June” should help show, and you can see the whole feature for free in the projection room of the Grand Palais on Thursday 12th Apri. More details (in French) here).
You may also like to know that the photographer has inspired – would you believe it – a new gluten-free cake shop in Paris! It’s called (*groan*) Helmut Newcake. Check out their Facebook page here.
The Helmut Newton exhibition, including quite a few boobies, is at the Grand Palais (here) from 24th March – 17 June 2012
Open every days except Tuesdays from 10am – 10pm. Closed 1st May
Admission: 11€ / 8€.Free from 8pm – midnight on Saturday 19th May 2012 for the European Night of Museums
Official site: here