Where form meets function

Helmut Newton did a lot of his work in France—especially for French Vogue—so it makes absolument sense that the Grand Palais is going to be home to a retrospective of his work featuring more than 200 photos, most of them original or vintage prints made under the photographer’s direct supervision. “Provocative, sometimes shocking, Newton’s work tried to capture the beauty, eroticism, humor—and sometimes violence—that he sensed in the social interaction within the familiar worlds of fashion, luxury, money and power,” the museum informs. Pretty much sums it up. Press clippings and a film made by his widow, June Newton, round out the exhibition, which will be on display in the Southeast gallery from March 24 until June 17. Video teaser below.

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