DECEMBER 13, 2012 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2013
MIAMI BEACH---In an artistic coup that is anticipated to create a major statement as an exciting preview to the official December 6 kick off of Art Basel, owner Naomi Wilzig announces an arrangement with Austria’s Museum der Moderne (MAM) to present Helmut Newton: A Liberating Focus, the first Miami solo show of the world-famed photographer, opening Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9 P.M., at World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM).
Curated by Helmut Schuster, WEAM Art Director and Dr. Veit Ziegelmaier Sammlungsleiter Curator of MDM, exhibited will be (number??) of Newton’s most important works photographed between 1982-2000. Among the titles will be “The Two Violettas,” etc..????
Born in Berlin October 1920 to Jewish parents Klara “Claire” (nee Marquis} and Max Neustadter, a button and buckle factory owner, Newton purchased his first camera at age 1. With the onset of the Nuremburg laws and the infamous “Kristallnacht,” Newton’s family was briefly interned in a concentration camp, then fled to South America. Securing a passport at age 18, Helmut escaped to Trieste from where, with 200 other Nazi escapees, he boarded a ship for China, landed in Singapore, went on to Sydney, Australia, then on to London and by 1945, had arrived in Paris
Working at French Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Newton was to begin a lifelong career as a photo/artist and, historically, the iconic photographer who shook off all constraintvia his broad view of capturing the provocative worlds of beauty, eroticism, humor, money, power and at times, violence. Most recently, 200 original and vintage prints were shown in a retrospective at Paris’ Grand Palais. In Berlin, the Helmut Newton Foundation, Museum of Photography, is exhibiting “White Women, Sleepless Nights, Big Nudes.”