Friday, July 06, 2007


Helmut Newton, Larry Clark & Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson Bastienne, 1987

Wanted presents the work of Hemut Newton alongside that of two of his friends and contemporaries, Larry Clark & Ralph Gibson.‘WANTED’ will be shown at the Helmut Newton Foundation, Jebensstrasse 2, D-10623 Berlin, from June 3rd until November 18th, 2007.

A selection of pictures that Helmut Newton published in his own magazine “Helmut Newton’s Illustrated” between 1987 and 1995 are presented for the first time as a complete exhibition.

Helmut Newton Cover Helmut Newton Illustrated No 4, 1995

Helmut Newton Cover Helmut Newton Illustrated No 2, 1987

The central exhibition room is dedicated to two (in)famous bodies of work, “Tulsa” and “Teenage Lust”, by the photographer and film-maker, Larry Clark. Created in the sixties and seventies, Clark revealed to us the world of teenage sex and drug use in a way that had been taboo up until that time. In this he was the most influential predecessor of photographers like Nan Goldin and Richard Billingham.

Larry Clark Untitled, 1971

Larry ClarkDead 1970, 1968

Clark’s provocative book “Tulsa”, was published in 1971 by Lustrum Press. This publishing company was founded by Ralph Gibson and through it he distributed his own photography books, “The Somnambulist”, “Déjà-vu” and “Days at Sea”, amongst others, as well as books by leading photographers of the day. A representative selection of B/W & Colour images from these and later projects by Gibson, are presented in the remaining exhibition rooms. His timeless, subjective imagery is known for its formal and abstract composition.

Ralph Gibson Histoire de France, 1991

Ralph Gibson The Somnambulist, 1970

source Helmut Newton Foundation


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