This month marks the centenary of Helmut Newton's birth – one of the most important (and controversial) photographers of the 20th century. To celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Zebra One Gallery is curating a retrospective of his most iconic, influential and rare images.
Helmut Newton: 100 Years will launch at the London gallery on 31 October - what would have been the late photographer's birthday - and will run until 14 November. The show will feature 18 original, vintage silver gelatin prints showcasing the widely-imitated fashion photographer's erotically charged, black and white vignettes, often with voyeuristic undertones, which were the cornerstone of fashion bibles like Vogue,
Highlights of the show include a candid shot of a young Jerry Hall, spitting water onto her topless model friend, as well as two portraits of David Bowie, taken in Monte Carlo for Vogue before Let’s Dance catapulted him to new levels of fame.
It will also include his iconic Naked and Dressed series, featuring two almost identical images of four models - in one image, the women are all naked and in the other, they are dressed in Eighties couture fashion. Berlin-born Helmut Newton died in 2004.
Zebra One Gallery is located at 3a Perrin's Ct, Hampstead High Street, Hampstead, London NW3 1QX