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Helmut Newton

A Scene From Pina Bausch’s Ballet 1983, Die Keuschheitslegende (The Legend Of Virginity)

Helmut Newton (1920 – 2004)

Helmut Newton, a German-Jewish/ Australian fashion photographer, is best known for his fashion and female nude studies.

Newtons proclivity for the unusual, particulary in sexual contexts, is attributed to his early years when his older brother showed him the “Red Light” district of Berlin.

This early exposure would later lead him to create photographic studies that altered the course of fashion photography.

Newton was a  prolific widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative, erotically charged black and white photos were a mainstay of Vogue and other publications.

In 2010 a photographic copy of this print sold for $31,250 in New York.

 


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