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13.11.2020 – 0030 – Selection of exhibitions

Museums remains closed in diverse countries until futher notice. Nevertheless, FIC123 will strive to bring you daily exhibitions in museums who are temporarily closed to the public and will reopen in the near future.

London – Hamiltons – 21/10/2020 – 08/01/2021

Hellmut Newton: High GlossTo mark what would have been Helmut Newton’s 100th birthday on 31 October 2020, Hamiltons is pleased to announce an exhibition of exceedingly rare ‘ferrotyped’ prints from the 1970s. Helmut Newton: High Gloss, 21 October 2020 – 8 January 2021, will feature many of Newton’s most famous photographs including Elsa Peretti, Rue Aubriot and Woman Examining Man. To accompany the exhibition and celebrate the centenary, Hamiltons is publishing a limited-edition book with illustrations of each photograph, with an essay by Newton’s personal friend and renowned photography specialist Philippe Garner, and a second essay by Vasilios Zatse of The Irving Penn Foundation.

In the 1970s, Newton made a small quantity of ferrotyped prints before he had developed a collector’s market. These glossy prints were made to imitate the press and book styles of the 1930s when the sleek printing technique was associated with the popular, illustrated magazines of Newton’s youth. Photographers of the period such as Erich Salomon and Brassai also provided inspiration. Making these prints was technically demanding, however when the process succeeded, each print achieved the glamourous qualities of a high-gloss magazine page. Philippe Garner says that“Helmut valued ferrotyped prints both for their immediate physical quality that so matched the hard, cool chic of his images and for the significant historical associations they carried for him”.

Helmut Newton is now regarded as one of the masters of late twentieth century photography. Anna Wintour once described his work as “synonymous with Vogue at its most glamorous and mythic.” His vision changed the look of photography and has been much admired and imitated today in contemporary fashion and portrait photography.

Newton challenged society’s perception of female desire, portraying powerful women commanding their environment. He viewed the protagonists in his pictures as triumphant and liberated, the nude female body a symbol of a woman’s strength and control.With the encouragement of his wife, June, Newton pursued themes of voyeurism, lesbianism and fetishism in his work, at a time of gender and sexual liberation.

Liverpool – Walker Art Gallery – 08/08/2020 – 10/01/2021

Linda McCartney Retrospective The Walker Art Gallery is hosting this major retrospective of Linda McCartney’s photography. From her iconic depictions of the music scene of the 1960s, to family life with Paul, Linda captured her whole world on film.

The exhibition features more than 250 extraordinary images that reveal what a prolific photographer Linda was, and how her love for the natural world, her surreal sense of humour, and an exceptional eye for capturing the spontaneous, gave her work an inimitable style.

The exhibition includes a selection of images taken in Liverpool and on the Wirral which have never been on public display before

Compton – Watts Contemporary Gallery – 05/11/2020 – 10/01/2021

In Print: 2020 Vision – Our annual show In Print returns for its fourth year, featuring twice our usual number of printmakers in order to support more artists and makers in what has been a challenging year. In Print 20:20 Vision will showcase work by 20 artists working in a diverse range of printmaking techniques and will include several new works created during lockdown by artists such as Mychael Barratt, Sam Marshall and Nicola Slattery.