Exterior view of exhibition Helmut Newton - Fact & Fiction © Porfirst - Justin Paquay
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The major exhibition celebrating the life and work of the acclaimed German-Australian photographer opens to the public in A Coruña, Spain. 

In a spectacular waterfront exhibition space at Muelle de Batería, A Coruña, the MOP Foundation presents “Helmut Newton – Fact & Fiction.” This captivating showcase, open from November 18, 2023, to May 1, 2024, transports visitors through six decades of Helmut Newton’s iconic photography.

Interior view of exhibition Helmut Newton -  Fact & Fiction © Porfirst - Mathieu Ridelle

Curated by Philippe Garner, Matthias Harder, and Tim Jefferies in collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation, the exhibition breathes life into Newton’s bold visual language. The repurposed silos and warehouses, designed by Elsa Urquijo Architects, provide a unique backdrop, adding an extra layer of intrigue.

The collection features Newton’s renowned ‘Big Nudes’ and memorable portraits of cultural luminaries like Andy Warhol and David Bowie. Yet, it goes beyond the iconic, offering glimpses into Newton’s lesser-known ‘landscapes,’ capturing the essence of cities like Paris and A Coruña.

The exhibition tells a captivating story, not just through photographs but also through videos, personal images, and memorabilia, providing intimate insights into Newton’s life and creative process.

The MOP Foundation, known for its passion for fashion, photography, and A Coruña, continues its legacy of successful exhibitions. With free admission and profits from merchandise sales contributing to the Future Stories project, supporting budding creators, the exhibition invites all to be part of the artistic celebration.

Helmut Newton – Fact & Fiction

Exhibition dates:
From 18 November 2023 to 1 May 2024

Free admission. Profits from the sale of merchandise will be donated to the Future Stories project aimed at supporting creators in their artistic careers.

Muelle de Batería s/n, A Coruña, Galicia

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Accessibility and services:
The facilities are fully adapted for persons with reduced mobility.
Exhibition merchandise is on sale in the SILO space, which also serves coffee.

Guided tours:
Guided tours may be booked on the website helmutnewton-coruna.com 

Elena Leo is the Arts & Lifestyle Editor of Ikon London Magazine.