'Helmut Newton. Photos' at the Casa dei Tre Oci

An amazing exhibition to celebrate the greatest fashion photographer of the XX century!

From 07 April 2016 to 07 August 2016


The Primavera Venice exhibition 2016 dedicated to one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century at the Casa dei Tre Oci, takes place from 7 April to 7 August: Helmut Newton -'White Women / Sleepless Nights / Big Nudes' presents in Venice an exhibition that should not be missed.

The Helmut Newton photography exhibition will display more than 200 photos of Helmut Newton images taken from White Women, Sleepless Nights and Big Nudes, the first books published by the legendary Helmut Newton fashion photographer and curated by Helmut himself.

In the selection of Helmut Newton photos he wanted to create a story where elegant gesture and nakedness never become obscene and instead invite for a deeper meaning, that the viewer should find and interpret. The Helmut Newton pictures of Helmut Newton photographer posted in the three volumes presented in Venice combine shots taken on commission for major magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Playboy and GQ, to those that the photographer took for himself and therefore offer an interesting perspective on the works of Helmut Newton art from a dual perspective.

The Helmut Newton exhibition in Venice at the Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice, curated by Denis Curti and Matthias Harder, is organized in collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. The project is the brainchild of the photographer's widow, June Newton, who shared over 40 years of common life with him.

White Women
Helmut Newton White Women introduces for the first time nude and eroticism in fashion photography. The book, published in 1976, contains 81 photographs of Helmut Newton portraits of women, who are either nude or semi-nude, often portrayed in provocative poses, presenting contemporary fashion. The photos, in colour and black and white, are inspired by Maye of Goya kept at the Prado in Madrid and are an original mix of art and fashion. Helmut Newton photographer is the first to have introduced in fashion photography such a radical nakedness, a feature that will remain the symbol of his artistic production, despite many other directors and photographers having followed in his footsteps.

Sleepless Nights
The models of Helmut Newton are also the protagonists of the second book, Sleepless Nights, published two years after White Woman. 69 photographs, more introspective in nature, made for various magazines, such as Vogue. In these photos you will feel a transformation from the first collection, a sort of greater artistic awareness that will define Newton's style as the fashion photography icon. In these Helmut Newton pictures he immortalizes women with orthopaedic corsets, harnessed with leather saddles or with mannequins evoking amorous poses. The photos are taken out of the studio and the often provocative poses suggest a use of fashion photography as an 'excuse' to produce very personal shots.

Big Nudes
39 shots in black and white that consecrate Helmut Newton as the protagonist of the history of photography from the second half of the 20th century. Published in 1981, Big Nudes opens the door to giant photographs that, from this moment, were exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. With this Helmut Newton's work a new dimension of photography opened, for which Newton claimed to have found inspiration in the German police posters against the RAF terrorist group.


The right amount of sensuality and eroticism, never too explicit, nude or barely dressed models that always appear at ease, outdoor locations and studio shots, cleavage that men and women from around the world dream of and giant photos... The Helmut Newton exhibition in 2016 presents the work of this great artist from the 1900s: an innovator without constraints, who could create situations where fashion became an excuse to create something more profound and personal.

This Helmut Newton photography exhibition in Venice, Italy presents Newton's immortal shots collected in White Women, Sleepless Nights and Big Nudes: 127 black and white and 77 colour photographs, including some shots of which there are only three copies in the world, combine to give one of the most fascinating retrospective exhibitions ever dedicated to the artist in Berlin. He died in 2004, aged 83, in a car accident in Los Angeles.

Helmut Newton photography exhibition 2016: do not miss the great retrospective at the Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice!


'Helmut Newton. Photographs White Women / Sleepless Nights / Big Nudes'

Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice

from 7 April to 7 August 2016

Hours: 10am to 7pm

Open every day, except Tuesdays



  • Full price: €12
  • Reduced: €10 (students under 26 years, over 65)
  • Special Reduced: €8 (groups over 15 people)
  • Schools Reduced: €5
  • Free: children under 6 years, 1 per group, disabled and companion, 2 teachers per school group, journalists with card, tourist guides
By Insidecom Editorial Staff