Newton , Helmut - BIG NUDES New in plastic!
With his Big Nudes, in the 1980s Helmut Newton created a quite unprecedented long-term bestseller. Simultaneously, it provided a concentrated image of his aesthetic agenda. Powerful women were presented in all their naked truth without fig leaves or fashion frills. This series of black-and-white photos, produced between 1979 and 1981, also marked a stylistic change in Newton's work. Elaborate layouts full of luxury and decadence gave way to an unambiguously formulated and monumental statement "Here they come!" Dressed only in their indispensable high heels, Newton's amazons selfconfidently paraded on show. They rippled their muscles and marched individually as well as in formation toward the observer. Helmut Newton's classic work was published by us in 1990 for the first time.
As a photographer who straddled the gap between art and commerce, Helmut Newton always managed to surprise and polarize his audience. Among the editorial staff of many magazines he encountered creative kindred spirits, who responded to his unusual visual ideas. The result was a body of photographs that was not only exceptionally recognizable and successful but also reached millions of viewers through magazine publications.
Publisher: Schirmer Mosel, 2004
Item weight: 1010g
Dimensions: 32x23,5 cm