Coming Soon: Helmut Newton at MFAH

Helmut Newton's Saddle I from the "Sleepless Nights" series
Helmut Newton's Saddle I from the "Sleepless Nights" series
© Estate of Helmut Newton

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston will, as of this summer, be the first American space to host a sweeping retrospective of German-born shutterbug Helmut Newton.

Before Newton's works became synonymous with sexually-charged female portraiture, he and his family struggled (but eventually succeeded) in fleeing Nazi Germany. Newton (1920-2004) would eventually settle in Australia, and later blew up while living and working in Paris and London. His work frequently appeared in European editions of Vogue as well as Harper's Bazaar.

MFAH's "Helmut Newton: White Women, Sleepless Nights, Big Nudes" collects and displays, for the first time, 205 images from Newton's first three published photography books.

MFAH hooked up Art Attack with some sneak-peek images that will be available for public view from July 3 through September 25.

Helmut Newton's Villa d'Este, Lake Como, Italy from the "White Women" series
Helmut Newton's Villa d'Este, Lake Como, Italy from the "White Women" series
© Estate of Helmut Newton
Helmut Newton's Here They Come II, Paris from the "Big Nudes" series
Helmut Newton's Here They Come II, Paris from the "Big Nudes" series
© Estate of Helmut Newton
Helmut Newton's Self-Portrait with Wife and Models, Vogue Studio, Paris
Helmut Newton's Self-Portrait with Wife and Models, Vogue Studio, Paris
© Estate of Helmut Newton

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