Cyberwoman 6 by Helmut Newton
Helmut Newton

Cyberwoman 6

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15.0 x 11.0
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20.9 x 18.1" (External dimensions)

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Background Information about Helmut Newton
Helmut Newton is not only one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, he is also one of the most controversial, having gained international recognition primarily through provocative nudes. Born in Berlin in 1920 to the Jewish Neutstädter family, he fled the national socialists as a young man, ending up in Australia, where he later took the name Newton. After returning to Europe in the 1950s, he became a celebrated fashion photographer with assignments for magazines such as British and French VOGUE. He frequently photographed celebrities including Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini, Catherine Deneuve, and David Bowie.

Although he worked in a range of different genres during his career – including landscapes and nature photography – it was his nudes that created controversy and established him as an iconic figure in the history of fashion photography. His 1982 series Big Nudes finally cemented his stardom and his status as one of the most sought-after photographers of the era. His female subjects appear icy, erotic, and yet aggressive. The models in his black & white shots appear statuesque, secretive, untouchable. Sex and power are the omnipresent, universal themes in his oeuvre. Throughout his life, Newton was drawn to confident, dominant women, yet he portrayed them in sadomasochistic settings, ensuring considerable provocation.

The Cyberwoman series was shot in Los Angeles in 2000, just a few years before Newton’s death. The everyday nature of the locations offers a fascinating contrast to the models’ powerful poses. We associate Newton’s aesthetic with glamorous settings: the grand hotels of his hometown Monte Carlo or the elaborately constructed backdrops of fashion shoots. For this series, the artist drew inspiration from California’s natural flair, from its run-down motels and modernist villas. What emerged was a dismal yet dramatic set of images whose atmospheric tension marks the apex of Newton’s later work.
1920Born in Berlin
1936-1938Learned Photography under Else Simon Neuländer
1938Left Europe. Resided in Singapore before settling in Australia
1946Became an Australian citizen
1965Contracts with the English, French, German, Australian, and American editions of Vogue and Elle
1975First solo exhibition in the Nikon Gallery in Paris
2003Established the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin and entered a formal agreement with the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
2004Passed away in Los Angeles
Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany
DZ BANK Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
Musée départemental d'Art ancien et contemporain d'Epinal, Epinal, France
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
University Museum of Contemporary Art - UMass Amherst, Amherst, USA
Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2016Helmut Newton, Pages from the Glossies, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany
2015Helmut Newton, Fräulein, Kicken Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2013Helmut Newton, Some like it nude, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, Germany
Helmut Newton 1920 – 2004, Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Helmut Newton, White Women, Sleepless Nights, Big Nudes, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, USA
Helmut Newton, White Women, Sleepless Nights, Big Nudes, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
2012Helmut Newton, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France
Helmut Newton, Private Property, Sho Contemporary Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011Helmut Newton, White Women - Sleepless Nights - Big Nudes, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, USA
Selected Works, Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK
2009A Gun for Hire, Fundación Caixa Galicia, La Coruña, Spain
2007Helmut Newton XL, Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK
2006Sex & Landscapes, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

Group Exhibitions

2015Newton. Horvat. Brodziak, Museum für Fotografie, Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Black & White, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Henri Cartier-Bresson e gli altri. I grandi fotografi e l’Italia - Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia, Milan, Italy
2014Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, USA
Masterworks: An Exhibition Of Works By Modern Masters Of Photography, Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK
2013Vanity: Fashion Photography from the F.C. Gundlach Collection, Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland
The fashion of Helmut Newton and Bettina Rheims, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2012Reflecting Fashion - Kunst und Mode seit der Moderne, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna, Austria
2011nAcKT, Museum der Moderne, Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria
2010Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870, Tate Modern, London, UK
Nude Visions, 150 Jahre Körperbilder in der Fotografie, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Auf Leben und Tod, Der Mensch in Malerei und Fotografie, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany
2007Wanted, Helmut Newton, Larry Clark, Ralph Gibson, The Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin, Germany