"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

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Helmut Newton is one of the outstanding photographers of the twentieth century. He has long since become a recognized classic of photography. The unsurpassed master of the erotic genre once uttered a phrase that has become a textbook: "Sex sells" ("Sex helps to sell").

We offer you a selection of the most iconic and famous photographs of Newton.

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Jodie Foster, 1987

Newton's worldwide fame was brought by a series of photographs of celebrities, in which the stars are depicted both sensual and cold. It is worth noting that the combination of incongruous in the photographer's works has always caused a lot of discussion.

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Monica Bellucci

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Rafe Fiennes

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Madonna

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Cindy Crawford

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Linda Evangelista

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Sigourney Weaver

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Catherine Deneuve

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Sade

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

The creative path of Helmut Newton is quite diverse and colorful, and for connoisseurs of photography, Newton's skill is primarily associated with his mise en scenes…

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

...who have made a real revolution in the big world of fashion and photography.

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

"Calendar", 2001

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

A peculiar result of his work was probably one of the most expensive books in the world called Sumo, published in 1999. It contained the main works of the author and cost 3 thousand dollars. But this book impresses not only with its cost and content, but also with its parameters and weight: dimensions - 50 × 70 cm, weight - 30 kg.

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

The author told about himself and his approach to photography: "Bourgeois women are more erotic than hairdressers or secretaries. Elegance, education, environment —I believe in these things; sometimes I'm ashamed of it, but it's true. A woman from high society is sexy by nature. The women I shoot are available, but their availability depends on the time and money you can spend on them. My works are very vulgar — the creative process in general is inextricably linked with bad taste and vulgarity."

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

"Naked in the pool." 1975. At one of the auctions, this photo was sold for $15,000.

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

Nadia Auerman is a leggy model from the 80s and 90s

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

It is difficult for non-professionals to understand what the mastery of some of his masterpieces is, but for that time, whatever Newton did, he did the very first.

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

His ability to see things in the world around him that are not noticeable to most of us, and led him to universal recognition.

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

"Bergstrom over Paris", 1970

"Sex helps to sell": 20 scandalous works by Helmut Newton

One of Newton's most famous works, his self-portrait. On the right is his faithful assistant, and sometimes mentor— his wife.

At Christie's auction a few years ago, this photo was sold for $ 140,000.

Keywords: 18+ | Classics | Masters of photography | Nude | Photographer | B/w

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