After postponement now on his 101st birthday:

The Museum of Photography in Berlin is also showing unknown images in »Helmut Newton. Legacy«

On October 31, 2020, Helmut Newton would have turned 100 years old. To mark the occasion, the Museum of Photography in Berlin planned an exhibition showcasing Newton's controversial but influential fashion photographs and unknown Polaroids. Now the show begins exactly one year later and runs until May 22, 2022.

October 30, 2021

In 1936, Helmut Newton began an apprenticeship in Berlin with the photographer Yva. She was a leading nude and fashion photographer in the Weimar Republic and was considered an innovative photographic artist in Europe. She experimented with an image of man that was in a sense gender-insensitive and used the means of surrealist photography until she was banned from working by the Nazi regime in 1938. Newton's training with his idol Yva had a strong influence on him throughout his life.

Recent auction results of Yva

Yva - Lederstiefel / Hellblau Weiss gestreiftes Hauskleid mit dunkelblauem Besatz / Unterwäsche.
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Herbst 2019 - Photographie
November 2019
Grisebach
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 EUR
Realised: 1.000 EUR
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Yva - Reise- und Segelanzug.
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Frühjahr 2019 - Photographie
May 2019
Grisebach
Est.: 1.200 - 1.600 EUR
Realised: 1.875 EUR
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Yva - Genoppte Herrenschuhe.
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Frühjahr 2019 - Photographie
May 2019
Grisebach
Est.: 800 - 1.200 EUR
Realised: 750 EUR
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Yva - Strandkleid. Modell: Roeckl.
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Frühjahr 2019 - Photographie
May 2019
Grisebach
Est.: 1.200 - 1.600 EUR
Realised: 1.250 EUR
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Yva - Tänzerin Tatjana Barbakoff.
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Frühjahr 2019 - Photographie
May 2019
Grisebach
Est.: 2.500 - 3.000 EUR
Realised: 3.125 EUR
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Yva - Beine.
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Frühjahrsauktionen 2017 - Photographie
May 2017
Grisebach
Est.: 2.500 - 3.500 EUR
Realised: 5.250 EUR
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Yva - Ohne Titel (Bademode Jantzen), Berlin.
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Herbstauktionen 2016 - Moderne und Zeitgenössische Photographie
November 2016
Grisebach
Est.: 600 - 800 EUR
Realised: 1.625 EUR
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Yva - Der Dieb.
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Auktionen 237-246 - Moderne und Zeitgenössische Photographie
June 2015
Grisebach
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 EUR
Realised: 7.500 EUR
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Yva - Hut und Handschuhe aus gepresstem Samt
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Photographie
June 2011
VAN HAM
Est.: 1.000 - 1.000 EUR
Realised: 1.161 EUR
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Yva - Nude with mask, before 1938
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Photographs
November 2007
Christies, London
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 GBP
Realised: 2.250 GBP
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Starting in the 1950s, Newton, who lived in Australia and later in Monaco and Los Angeles, worked for various well-known fashion magazines, most notably Vogue. Newton understood how to stage an unattainable glamour, a fantasy that distinguished his photographs from those of other photographers. During his career, Newton received numerous international awards and became one of the most expensive fashion photographers of the 20th century. He stated that he wanted to portray women as strong and powerful, yet some of his photographs were criticized as misogynistic. Newton, who died in 2004, divided minds like few other photographers of his time.

Recent auction results of Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton - Romy Schneider at Home Paris
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 GBP
Realised: 6.985 GBP
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Helmut Newton - Isabelle Huppert at the Carlton, Cannes
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 GBP
Realised: 5.715 GBP
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Helmut Newton - David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini, Los Angeles
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 GBP
Realised: 27.940 GBP
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Helmut Newton - Nastassja Kinski and James Tobak, Hollywood
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 GBP
Realised: 8.255 GBP
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Helmut Newton - Self Portrait with Reclining Woman, Valentino Place, Hollywood
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 GBP
Realised: 22.860 GBP
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Helmut Newton - Marc Bohan for Dior, Vogue, Paris
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 GBP
Realised: 15.240 GBP
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Helmut Newton - Marc Bohan for Dior, Vogue, Paris
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 GBP
Realised: 13.970 GBP
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Helmut Newton - In a Private Projection Room, Beverly Hills
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 GBP
Realised: 8.890 GBP
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Helmut Newton - Portrait of Mick Jagger, Paris
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: 6.350 GBP
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Helmut Newton - Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and Mirrors, Paris
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Photographs & Helmut Newton: Provocateur
May 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: 20.955 GBP
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The Museum of Photography is now opening a retrospective on Newton's 101st birthday on October 31, 2021, curated by Matthias Harder, director of the Helmut Newton Foundation. Some 300 photographs of Newton will provide a comprehensive, entirely new impression of Newton's long creative period, as around half of the exhibits are being shown for the first time. Starting in the summer of 2022, the exhibition will tour various international museums.Art.Salon

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