San Gimignano dedicates a major retrospective to Helmut Newton

A major retrospective exhibition dedicated to the famous German photographer Helmut Newton is being held in San Gimignano until September 1, 2019.

Until September 1, 2019, a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to renowned photographer Helmut Newton (Berlin, 1920 - West Hollywood, 2004) is open to the public at the San Gimignano Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Through sixty photographs selected by the curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, Matthias Harder, visitors have the opportunity to trace the German artist’s long career.

The exhibition begins with a portrait of Andy Warhol taken in 1974 for Vogue Uomo, but over the course of his production he has taken numerous portraits of famous people of the 20th century, including Gianni Agnelli (1997), Paloma Picasso (1983), Catherine Deneuve (1976), Anita Ekberg (1988), Claudia Schiffer (1992) and Gianfranco Ferrè (1996). About twenty-five are on display, and the later work in the exhibition dates from 2000, in which Leni Riefenstahl, German film director, actress and photographer, is depicted.

Among her most significant fashion photography campaigns are those for Mario Valentino and Thierry Mugler; she also produced a series of shots, which have become iconic, for leading international fashion magazines.

Since the beginning of his career, Helmut Newton has managed to surround himself with important figures in publishing who have appreciated his visual concepts. His works have been loved by a huge audience, thanks mainly to fashion magazines: images sometimes bordering on surrealism and often imbued with power and seduction.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Full 9 euros, reduced 7 euros for children and young people aged 6 to 17, over 65. Free for under 6 years old.

Image: Andy Warhol, Vogue Uomo (1974) © Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin.

San Gimignano dedicates a major retrospective to Helmut Newton
San Gimignano dedicates a major retrospective to Helmut Newton

Warning: the translation into English of the original Italian article was created using automatic tools. We undertake to review all articles, but we do not guarantee the total absence of inaccuracies in the translation due to the program. You can find the original by clicking on the ITA button. If you find any mistake,please contact us.