The exhibition, A Retrospective, which will be held from 17 June to 4 September 2016, will feature more than 200 photographs by Helmut Newton. The luxury fashion brand and main sponsor, Wolford, will team up with Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam for this extraordinary exhibition.

Yves Saint Laurent French Vogue Rue Aubriot Paris 1975 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

Yves Saint Laurent French Vogue Rue Aubriot Paris 1975 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

The German-Australian photographer, who was born in Berlin in 1920 and died in 2004, is considered by many to be the most iconic photographer of the last quarter of the 20th century. The work of this legendary and supremely influential photographer will be on show in Foam, taking up the entire building, and featuring everything from his barely displayed early work to his monumental, career-defining photos. The majority of the work displayed comprise the vintage prints from the collection of the Helmut Newton Foundation. A custom piece of art made by Sayuri Chetti will also be on display, made out of Wolford yarns and materials.

X Ray Van Cleef Arpels French Vogue 1995 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

X Ray Van Cleef Arpels French Vogue 1995 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

“A Helmut Newton retrospective has been on our wish list for years! In Wolford we have found a highly suitable partner in realising this fantastic exhibition, that shares our passion for Newton’s work, having worked with him extensively themselves.” Marloes Krijnen – director of Foam

Catherine Deneuve Esquire Paris 1976 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

Catherine Deneuve Esquire Paris 1976 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

Helmut Newton made his breakthrough in 1970 when he made an iconic series of photos in Monte Carlo, commissioned by Wolford. The series visualised modern and emancipated women undergoing a social transition at that time.

Self Portrait with Wife and Models Paris 1981 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

Self Portrait with Wife and Models Paris 1981 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography


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