Skip to content

New print issue • Neue Printausgabe ☞ PiB Guide Nº54 MAY/JUNE

Group Exhibition

»HOLLYWOOD«

Eve Arnold, Anton Corbijn, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Michael Dressel, George Hoyningen-Huene, George Hurrell, Jens Liebchen, Ruth Harriet Louise, Inge Morath, Helmut Newton, Steve Schapiro, Julius Shulman, Alice Springs, Larry Sultan

On 2 June 2022, the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin will open its new exhibition “HOLLYWOOD” featuring works by Eve Arnold, Anton Corbijn, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Michael Dressel, George Hoyningen-Huene, Jens Liebchen, Ruth Harriet Louise, Inge Morath, Helmut Newton, Steve Schapiro, Julius Shulman, Alice Springs, and Larry Sultan. Photographs by George Hurrell and publications by Annie Leibovitz and Ed Ruscha will also be on view in glass displays.

Helmut Newton is always the point of departure and reference for group exhibitions like this one. His photographic works often include references to film and even quote specific scenes, such as by Alfred Hitchcock or the French Nouvelle Vague. Starting in the 1960s, some of his fashion photographs seem cinematic in their staging, while from the 1970s onward, some of his portraits look like artful film stills. In the 1980s and ‘90s, Newton photographed actors at the Cannes Film Festival and fashion on the Croisette.

In addition to those images by Newton, this new group exhibition features 13 photographers and their interpretations of Hollywood, presented as usual in larger groups of works. The main exhibition space is dedicated to the medium of film and the Hollywood system. It features portraits of actors from Hollywood’s early years by Ruth Harriet Louise and George Hoyningen-Huene, as well as later film stills and on-set photographs by Steve Schapiro and several Magnum photographers, including Eve Arnold and Inge Morath, who documented the 1960 production of the John Huston film, Misfits.

A glass display presents an extensive portfolio of photographs by George Hurrell that Helmut Newton owned, along with some later works by Hurrell, who replaced Ruth Harriet Louise in 1930 as the most important Hollywood portraitist for the major film studios. Elsewhere in the same room hang five large-format color photographs from Larry Sultan’s series The Valley, a study of the porn film industry near Hollywood – the largest of its kind and, in a sense, the equally lucrative dark side of the dazzling world of glamour. Gracing the walls of another part of the space are five large, minimalistic black-and-white portraits shot by Anton Corbijn in Los Angeles, from Clint Eastwood to Tom Waits. A further display case holds Annie Leibovitz’s famous Hollywood portraits, which she shoots every year for Vanity Fair. The Oscar winners depicted in panoramic group portraits appear on gatefold covers of the magazine.
As a whole, this room traces a historical arc over an entire century – from the early star portraits of the 1920s, which set a precedent, to present-day Hollywood, and from vintage prints of various sizes to magazine reproductions.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David Holstein, 30 years old, Elnora, Indiana, $25, 1990 - 1992 © Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner and Sprüth Magers
Larry Sultan, Sharon Wild, 2001, from the series „The Valley“ ® The Estate of Larry Sultan, courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne
Alice Springs, Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, 1984 © Helmut Newton Foundation
Marilyn Monroe going over her lines for a difficult scene she is about to play with Clarke Gable in the film „The Misfits“, Reno, Nevada, 1960 © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos
Julius Shulman, Stahl Residence (Case Study House #22), Los Angeles, 1960 ® The Estate of Julius Shulman, courtesy TASCHEN
Helmut Newton, Sigourney Weaver at Warner Bros, Burbank 1983 © Helmut Newton Foundation
Jens Liebchen, Untitled, from: L.A. Crossing, 2010-2022, Santa Monica Blvd / Bronson Ave © Jens Liebchen, Courtesy the artist + Galerie Springer Berlin
Inge Morath, Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller in their hotel room after a day of shooting „The Misfits“, Reno, Nevada, 1960 © Inge Morath/Magnum Photos
Steve Schapiro, Jack Nicholson as Jake Gittes in „Chinatown“ by Roman Polanski, Los Angeles 1974 © Steve Schapiro
George Hoyningen-Huene, Judy Garland, Hollywood 1945 © George Hoyningen-Huene Estate Archives

In the back exhibition room, the focus is on the city of Los Angeles. Julius Shulman’s architectural photographs showcase legendary mansions in Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills. These architectural icons of L.A. modernism were often the home of film stars and producers and occasionally served as film sets. Appearing in sharp contrast are Michael Dressel’s striking, sometimes unsparing portraits of the failed and disillusioned and even Hollywood tourists. These fleeting encounters are captivating in their spontaneity and situational composition. Jens Liebchen began work on his color series L.A. Crossing in 2010 as part of the “La Brea Matrix” project initiated by Markus Schaden, aiming to trace the footsteps of Steven Shore. From the window of his rental car, Liebchen photographed what at first glance seems to be unspectacular street scenes. Viewed as a series, however, the images unfold into a compassionate sociological study. On the opposite wall is Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s Hustler series from the 1990s, portraits of male prostitutes around Santa Monica Boulevard. Each photograph’s title includes the sitter’s name, place of origin, and hourly rate – the latter in this case referring to the fee for the photograph. Flipped open in the central display case, Ed Ruscha’s legendary 1966 accordion-fold leporello, Every Building at the Sunset Strip provides an architectural and social backdrop for the other photographers’ later images of the same sites and street corners, which hang on the walls in this exhibition space.

A different kind of street photography is on view in June’s Room, which Alice Springs shot on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood in 1984. The images capture the music-based counterculture of punks and mods and other style-conscious individualists who transformed the streets into a stage as if life were a casting show.

With these images, the group exhibition traces the allure of Hollywood that continues to draw many people to Los Angeles in search of work in the film industry. We glimpse both the official and private lives of stars, the villas of the rich and beautiful, film-loving fans, as well as numerous secondary motifs, such as film props in the studios. On the one hand, the exhibition looks back upon 100 years of Hollywood through these select works. At the same time, its perspective is utterly contemporary, paying homage to the slowly fading splendor of an entire era. Cinematographic storytelling is continued here with photographic means.

The current exhibition »HELMUT NEWTON. LEGACY« is on view through 15 May 2022.

Framework program

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 7 pm
Opening Reception

Every 1st Sunday/Month
Museum Sundays
Free admission on the first Sunday of every month.
For the Museum Sunday please book your ticket here: museumssonntag.berlin

Various dates
Guided Tours (held in German)
Fee incl. admission: 15 €; limited places, online registration required.
Dates see Details.

Friday, Sep 2, 2022, 6 pm
Opening Reception for »Magnum Photos. The Misfits«
On 2 September 2022, »Magnum Photos. The Misfits« opens in the project room of the Helmut Newton Foundation as the second parallel exhibition to the extensive main exhibition »HOLLYWOOD« on the museum’s upper level. With »The Misfits« (Sep 3 – Nov 20, 2022) we look back to an important era of major film productions. Arthur Miller’s play was filmed by John Huston in 1960 with a star-studded cast, and nearly all of the Magnum members took photographs on its set in Reno. This was the first and only such occasion with this combination of participants.
Details

Saturday, Oct 1, 2022, 4 pm
Artist Talk »L.A. Crossing«
with artist Jens Liebchen and Dr Matthias Harder (Chief curator, Helmut Newton Foundation).

Helmut Newton Foundation

June 3 — Nov 20, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2, 7 pm

Museum für Fotografie · Jebensstraße 2 · 10623 Berlin
[District: Charlottenburg | Borough: Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf]

Opening hours: Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm, Thu 11 am – 8 pm, Mon closed

Admission: 10 € / reduced 5 € | Tickets

Current photography exhibitions/events recommended in…
Berlin

Botschaft der Republik Peru | Karin & Hans-Dieter Brand »DAR ESPERANZA«

C/O Berlin | Aladin Borioli »Bannkörbe«

C/O Berlin | »VALIE EXPORT . Retrospective«

C/O Berlin | Laia Abril »On Rape – And Institutional Failure«

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung | Alfred Ehrhardt & Rolf Tietgens »Hamburger Hafen und Norddeutsche Küste«

Galerie Springer Berlin | Anna Szprynger »Dark Tones – Paintings and Photographs«

PiB Guide Nº53 MAR/APR 2024 © PiB (Photography in Berlin). COVER PHOTO: Wände, Mauern, Zäune und andere Begrenzungen, 1985-89 © Situation Kunst / Dietmar Riemann. Solo show »Innere Angelegenheiten« by Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin-Kreuzberg, read more on page 4 & 5! +++ +++ 4 photos on right double page spread (p. 5, Top to Bottom/Left to Right): 1) Wände, Mauern, Zäune und andere Begrenzungen, 1985–89. 2) Renntage – Menschen auf der Trabrennbahn, (Ost-)Berlin-Karlshorst, 1975–76/1979. 3) Schaufenster, 1986–89. 4) Warten – Fotografien aus dem Pflegeheim St. Elisabeth-Stift Berlin, 1984–85. All images: © Situation Kunst / Dietmar Riemann. +++ PiB Guide Editor / V.i.S.d.P. / Art Direction: Julia Schiller · ele studio berlin. Printed by altmann-druck in Berlin-Köpenick, many thanks!

Current print issue
PiB Guide Nº53
MAR/APR2024

#pibguide

Discover great photography exhibitions in Berlin & beyond in PiB’s bi-monthly print issue, the PiB Guide! The PiB Guide Nº53 MAR/APR2024 has been published as a booklet, A6 format · 32 pages · English & German · worldwide shipping.

Order

Aktuelle Printausgabe
PiB Guide Nº53
MAR/APR 2024

#pibguide

Entdecke großartige Fotoausstellungen in Berlin & darüberhinaus in PiBs zweimonatlicher Printausgabe, dem PiB Guide! Der PiB Guide Nº53 MAR/APR 2024 ist erschienen als Booklet im DIN A6 Format · 32 Seiten · Deutsch & Englisch · weltweiter Versand.

Bestellen

PiB's E-Newsletter

Sign up for PiB's free, weekly eNewsletter and stay up-to-date in Berlin's vibrant photography scene! Assembled with love once a week in English & German for an international audience of photography enthusiasts, collectors, curators and journalists.

Free sign-up!
#pibnewsletter – the weekly, digital E-Newsletter by PiB Photography in Berlin
»PiB — Photography in Berlin« | PiB’s website, PiB’s weekly E-Newsletter, and the bi-monthly published PiB Guide: page 12 & 13 from the PiB Guide Nº15 Nov/Dec 2017; feat. the exhibition Evelyn Hofer »Cities, Interiors, Still Lifes. Photographs 1962 – 1997« at Galerie Springer Berlin; image credits: Queensboro Bridge, New York, 1964 / Coney Island, New York, 1965 / Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966, all 3 photos © Evelyn Hofer, Estate Evelyn Hofer.
»PiB — Photography in Berlin« | PiB’s website, PiB’s weekly E-Newsletter, and the bi-monthly published PiB Guide: page 12 & 13 from the PiB Guide Nº15 Nov/Dec 2017; feat. the exhibition Evelyn Hofer »Cities, Interiors, Still Lifes. Photographs 1962 – 1997« at Galerie Springer Berlin; image credits: Queensboro Bridge, New York, 1964 / Coney Island, New York, 1965 / Girl with Bicycle, Dublin, 1966, all 3 photos © Evelyn Hofer, Estate Evelyn Hofer.

You & PiB

Reach a dedicated audience of art & photography enthusiasts in Berlin & beyond – by presenting your exhibition/event or institution/product/service with PiB!

Read more
#Tags for this article:
Cart
Back To Top
Search