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Subtly Seductive, Timelessly Elegant

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The exhibition ‘Saul Leiter. David Lynch. Helmut Newton: Nudes’ opens at the Helmut Newton Foundation on 30 November 2018, and will be on display until 19 May 2019. It is the first showcase in the venue’s history to be exclusively dedicated to the genre of nude photography.

In addition to his fashion work, Saul Leiter (1923–2013) also photographed nudes within a studio setting. The exhibition features intimate, small-format nude portraits showing single or multiple women reclining on sofas, smoking while lost in thought, posing or smiling for the photographer, or appearing as mere silhouettes against the light. Not all of his models are entirely naked. Instead, these images reveal a subtle, sensitive, almost tentative approach to the female body.

David Lynch (b. 1946) is represented with a selection of 25 large-scale prints, compiled specifically for this exhibition. In parallel to his career as a film maker, Lynch creates nude photographs that emanate the same sense of mystery as his cinematic work, though few of them ever resemble movie stills.

Helmut Newton (1920–2004) first embraced nude photography in the 1970s, both independently and as part of his fashion photography. He continued to work in this genre until his death in 2004. His series ‘Naked and Dressed’ (which marked his transition from fashion to nude photography) as well as his ‘Big Nudes’ made Newton famous around the world, and served as an inspiration to countless fellow photographers.

For further information visit §red:Helmut Newton Stiftung$

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