“Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar”– so said Helmut Newton. Humorous always, with a penchant for the outrageous, this was the man who shot Elsa Peretti, resplendent in a bunny costume, against Manhattan skyscrapers and captured Jerry Hall on the beach in a perfectly sculpted wrestle. To be lensed by Newton was to have made it, his dramatic black and white stills cementing his status as an essential artist of the 20th century. From June 17 to September 4 more than 200 photographs captured by the ‘king of kink’ will be on display at Amsterdam’s Foam gallery as part of Helmut Newton – A Retrospective – a large-scale tribute to Newton’s provocative canon.
To celebrate the launch of Tiffany & Co.’s new Sydney flagship space and its ongoing commitment to the Australian artistic landscape, three artists take us behind the scenes of their creative process in the lead up to their own in-store installations.
Make it a date. From an afternoon at the AGNSW to vintage shopping on King Street, Ilkin Kurt shares postcards from a dreamy weekend in Sydney.
Listen to your instincts; artist Clare Plueckhahn will show you how. In her latest exhibition, Running with Wolves, Plueckhahn explores the trope of the wild woman, seeking to rekindle the marriage between the feminine and natural realms on beautiful medium format film.