The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) acknowledges a legend with its exhibit “Helmut Newton: White Women + Sleepless Nights + Big Nudes” ongoing until September 25th. 205 frames of art from Helmut Newton’s first three books: “White Women” (1976), “Sleepless Nights” (1978), and “Big Nudes” (1982), will be on display at the show, along with a few 8 x 8 foot prints.
Newton is easily one of the first innovators of modern fashion photography with his alluring work which gathered praise from magazines like Paris Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR, and American Vogue. Newton alone reshaped how women were photographed through nude photography that embraced female sexuality.
June Newton, the photographer’s widow, came up with the concept for the exhibition, which was then produced by Manfred Heiting, a Dutch collector and friend of the Newtons, Anne Tucker, Gus, and Lyndall Wortham, curator of photography at the MFAH.Helmut Newton: White Women + Sleepless Nights + Big Nudes The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Beck Building, Ground Floor, 5601 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005
Jul 3 – Sep 25, 2011