Inside the Opening of ‘Helmut Newton – Fact & Fiction’ – WWD

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NEWTON’S PARTY: Charlotte Rampling, Karen Elson, Kristen McMenamy, Jon Kortajarena, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Cedric Charbit and Craig McDean all turned up to A Coruña in Galicia, Spain, last night, about 20 minutes away by car from the fast fashion epicenter of Arteixo, where Zara’s parent company Inditex is headquartered, to celebrate the opening of “Helmut Newton – Fact & Fiction,” an exhibition celebrating the life and work of German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton.

The exhibit is presented by Marta Ortega Pérez, the non-executive chair of Inditex, and curated by Philippe Garner, Matthias Harder and Tim Jefferies in collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation, which was established by the artist in 2003.

Cedric Charbit and Ludivine Poiblanc

Chef Javi Olleros put together a special menu to celebrate the private viewing of the exhibition and DJ Paul Sevigny provided the entertainment for the night.

The showcase marks the third exhibit backed by Ortega Pérez, who has worked to make the town a new cultural center, following presentations devoted to photographers Peter Lindberg and Steven Meisel.

Charlotte Rampling _ Marta Ortega Perez _ Philippe Garner

Charlotte Rampling, Marta Ortega Perez and Philippe Garner.

The exhibit will run from Nov. 18 to May 1, 2024, telling the story of the man behind the work with a series of videos showing Newton at work and in conversation; personal images providing insights into his childhood, career and partnership with his wife June, and further documents, posters, cameras and equipment, props, artifacts and memorabilia.

Some of his “Big Nudes” portrait series will be on display, including Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Margaret Thatcher, Charlotte Rampling, Elsa Perretti, Daryl Hannah, Jerry Hall, Naomi Campbell, Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld.

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