Helmut Newton ‘Yellow Press’. Courtesy: Carla Sozzani Gallery

Waiting for the summer holidays, Milan gives you the opportunity to check out two exclusive and interesting exhibitions. Two of the best known fashion photographers and artists are on the stage. At the Carla Sozzani Gallery, from the 26th of June to the 27th of July, Helmut Newton presented his ‘Yellow Press’ collection, and from the 9th of July until the 28th of September, William Klein is showing the collection entitled ‘Paris + Klein’.

Helmut Newton, ‘Yellow Press’. Courtesy: Carla Sozzani Gallery

Helmut Newton, in the last forty years revolutionized fashion photography style using themes influenced by the cinematographic imaginary and so on. His style is a mix between sex and tragedy, ambiguity and irony. For a long time he has been using images from magazines like True Crimes and True Detective, by which he was inspired. Violence, sex and drama have always inspired his fashion photos and artwork, letting him do projects studying the dark side of people.

William Klein, ‘Paris + Klein’. Courtesy: Archive Carla Sozzani Gallery

Paris + Klein is a new photographic project that the artist dedicates to his adoptive city. Like in other works he has already made, Klein tries to explore and tell his sensations living in the city he has always loved, using his typical vision. The exhibition, counting more than one hundred black & white photos, shows little stories of the lifestyle in the principal cities he has explored. His style has influenced the vision of many photographers around the world and will continue doing so. Paris + Klein is a puzzle of images: people on the streets, fashion world, policemen, politicians, and sport personalities, everyone shown with the artist’s gloomy and sometimes comic vision and style.

Helmut Newton – Yellow Press
Date : 26th June – the 27th July 2003
Place : Carla Sozzani Gallery
Address : Corso Como 10, Milano, Italy

William Klein – Paris + Klein
Date : 9th July – the 28th September 2003
Place : Spazio Oberdan,
Address : Viale Vittorio Veneto 2, Milano, Italy

Text: Simone Biffi from Troopdesign
Photos: Courtesy of Carla Sozzani Gallery

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