Helmut Newton’s Stunning Photos of ‘Sex and Landscapes’

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LA gallerist Perry Rubenstein was working as a fashion model in Europe during the early 1980s when photographer provocateur Helmut Newton was rising to fame for his erotically charged portraits of women, admirable technical prowess, and fashion savvy spreads. Later in life, Newton migrated to Los Angeles and spent time at the sumptuous, elegant Chateau Marmont, which became one of several California locations where he continued his work until his death in 2004.

Rubenstein, who just moved his art house from New York, will be celebrating the photographer’s work with an inaugural exhibition featuring 40 of Newton’s large-scale Sex portraits and unreal landscapes — a show originally conceived by the artist himself.

The exhibition — with guidance from wife and longtime collaborator June Newton — aims to contextualize Los Angeles within Newton’s global art practice, sharing “a particularly striking juxtaposition of images, which collectively represent the tremendous influence Newton has had on art and fashion alike.”

Perry Rubenstein gallery was kind enough to share a preview of the impressive exhibition with us. Visit some of Newton’s iconic nudes and notable landscapes in our gallery past the break. Head to the gallery website for more information about Sex and Landscapes, which opens in Hollywood on June 26, running until August 25.

Copyright The Estate of Helmut Newton, Courtesy the Estate and Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Helmut Newton Blonde and T.V., Hotel Gallia, Milan, 2002 Silver gelatin print 63 x 47 1/4 inches (160 x 120 cm) Edition 1 of 3 Verso: signed, titled & dated

Copyright The Estate of Helmut Newton, Courtesy the Estate and Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Helmut Newton Grand Hôtel de Milan, Milan, 2002 Silver gelatin print 63 x 47 1/4 inches (160 x 120 cm) Edition 2 of 3 Verso: signed, titled, dated & editioned

Copyright The Estate of Helmut Newton, Courtesy the Estate and Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Helmut Newton Landing France, 1993 Silver gelatin print 43 1/4 x 63 inches (109.9 x 160 cm) Edition 1 of 3 Verso: signed, titled, dated & editioned

Copyright The Estate of Helmut Newton, Courtesy the Estate and Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Helmut Newton Omaha Nebraska, 1990 Silver gelatin print 43 1/4 x 63 inches (109.9 x 160 cm) Edition 1 of 3 Verso: signed, titled, dated & editioned

Copyright The Estate of Helmut Newton, Courtesy the Estate and Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Helmut Newton Parlour Games, Munich, 2002 Silver gelatin print 63 x 47 1/4 inches (160 x 120 cm) Edition 1 of 3 Verso: signed, titled, dated & editioned

Copyright The Estate of Helmut Newton, Courtesy the Estate and Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Helmut Newton View from My Window, Rue de L’Abbé l’Eppé, Paris V, 1979 Silver gelatin print 33 1/8 x 68 7/8 inches (84.1 x 174.9 cm) Edition 1 of 3 Verso: signed, titled, dated & editioned

Courtesy Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. Copyright The Estate of Helmut Newton. Photography: Joshua White/JWPictures.com

Courtesy Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. Copyright The Estate of Helmut Newton. Photography: Joshua White/JWPictures.com