HELMUT NEWTON SUMO 20th ANNIVERSARYHELMUT NEWTON & JUNE NEWTON Book Number: 86802 Product format: Hardback
One of the most influential photographers of all time, Newton first achieved international fame in the 1970s while working principally for French Vogue and became celebrated for his controversial scenarios, bold lighting and striking compositions in street or interior settings rather than studios. Many of the images are of beautiful leggy models, in stockings and suspenders, high heels, transparent lingerie wearing an open leather jacket, sunglasses and in front of the Eifel Tower and many famous faces among them from the world of Hollywood reproduced to state-of-the-art origination and printing standards. Helmut Newton (1920-2004) always showed a healthy disdain for the easy or predictable, so it's no surprise that the SUMO was an irresistible project. The book was the size of a private exhibition! New XL edition celebrating 20 years of SUMO, the result of a project conceived by photographer Helmut Newton some years ago. Revised by his wife June, the volume gathers 464 images and a new booklet that takes us through the making of this publishing venture - a spectacular tribute to the larger-than-life Helmut Newton. Slipcased, 26.7 x 37.4 cm, 464 pages. Text in English, French and German. New from Taschen.
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