Glamorous Trio: Mario Testino, Helmut Newton, Jean Pigozzi


When Helmut Newton established his foundation in Berlin, he not only wanted a safe haven for his own works, but also for other photographers. Posthumously, his wish is carried one, now with two unique projects by Helmut Newton's friends and colleagues.

Helmut Newton, Sean Young, Pasadena, California, 1990 © Helmut Newton Estate; Helmut Newton, Ballet de Monte Carlo, 1992 © Helmut Newton Estate; Mario Testino, Vogue Paris, Paris, 2001 © Mario Testino;

Photographer Mario Testino came up with a new site-specific installation of fashion and nude photos and unpublished studio portraits in "Undressed", in which Testino explores the physical notion of undressing through the analyses of boundaries in fashion, eroticism, anatomy, and art.

50 large photographs are affixed on the walls, filling in the museum with human landscapes with bodies and emotions.

Mario Testino, James Gooding and Donovan Leitch, Los Angeles, c. 1999 © Mario Testino; Jean Pigozzi, Helmut Newton, Villa Dorane, Antibes, 1993 © Jean Pigozzi; Jean Pigozzi, Naomi Campbell with Mick and Bono (the dogs), Antibes, 1993 © Jean Pigozzi; Jean Pigozzi, Self-portrait, Cap d´Antibes, 1988 © Jean Pigozzi

Erstwhile there's also Jean Pigozzi and his "Pool Party", an installation featuring small-format, snapshot photographs around his swimming pool in d'Antibes, along with Helmut Newton and other A-listers as it looks into the glamorous, exclusive celebrity life.

Catch the on-going show Mario Testino. Undressed / Helmut Newton. Unseen / Jean Pigozzi. Pool Party at the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin.

Helmut Newton, Yves Saint Laurent in his atelier, Paris, 1991 © Helmut Newton Estate; Helmut Newton; Heather looking through a keyhole, Paris, 1994 © Helmut Newton Estate; Jean Pigozzi, Bono, The Edge and Jack Nicholson, Antibes, 1994 © Jean Pigozzi

The show will run through November 19.


Images are from the press kit.

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