The timeless elegance of Newton, Testino and Pigozzi
The Helmut Newton Foundation hosts the shootings by Mario Testino,
Helmut Newton and Jean Pigozzi whom many have never seen before
Mario Testino, Helmut Newton and Jean Pigozzi: three colleagues and friends who do not go unnoticed. The Helmut Newton Foundation, founded in Berlin in 2013,
hosts three exhibition projects that link them. Mario Testino presents a site-specific installation that collects in a single fashionable and nude
nude corpus with numerous unpublished studio portraits. The title “Undressed” says it all. It is a body mapping (very young and beautiful, which is not to say)
that occupy the walls of the three rooms of the foundation, to form a kind of human landscape far from a pornographic or vulgar drift.
So much meat, but also more pessimistic images, is to say, where the models wear a swimsuit, a coat or underwear.
Jean Pigozzi, photographer, businessman and collector – known in the world of art for his usual exclusive French Riviera party during the Cannes Film Festival
– is presented with the “Pool Party” installation that brings together a series of snapshots Of small size taken around his swimming pool at Villa Dorane
(Cap d’Antibes) built by his father and designed in 1953 by Ettore Sottsass.
Here Helmut and June Newton were always welcome guests. They are spontaneous, private images of his friends who are called Mick Jagger,
Bono, Liz Taylor or Naomi Campbell. Helmut Newton’s exhibits include some original prints in many formats
– coming from the archive of which many have ever been shown before – embracing its production both in fashion, in the portrait and in the kind that has always
distinguished its figure: the naked .
Among the pictures, a portrait of actor Jeremy Irons at the Ritz Hotel in London, Michael Gross at a Dortmund swimming pool and a series of naked boots made in Italy.
Mario Testino. undressed
Helmut Newton. Unseen
Jean Pigozzi. Pool Party
From June 3 to November 19, 2017. Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin. Info: www.helmut-newton-foundation.org