Internationally renowned photographer and wife of Helmut Newton, whose inspiration and unconditional support she was for more than half a century, June Newton – aka Alice Springs – passed away on 9 April 2021. She would have been 100 years old next June. The Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, which also manages the artistic legacy of Alice Springs, is preparing to celebrate the photographer with a major retrospective exhibition from 3 June (her birthday) to 19 November 2023.
Nearly 30 years after the exhibition it devoted to Helmut Newton, the Vallois Gallery is also paying tribute to Alice Springs, from 6 to 29 April 2023, in its space at 41 rue de Seine. The exhibition retraces the life and work of the artist through some forty vintage black and white photographic portraits, unique prints dating from 1947 to the 1980s.
As a celebrity portraitist, Alice Springs was known for her ability to capture the soul of her models, delivering portraits of rare intensity, some of which are now iconic. The exhibition includes film stars such as Isabelle Adjani, Hanna Schygulla, the muse of Fassbinder, and the recently deceased Raquel Welsh; fashion personalities such as Sonia Rykiel and Karl Lagerfeld; major photographers (Robert Mapplethorpe, David Bailey, Deborah Turbeville); and visual artists such as Niki de Saint-Phalle, Roy Lichtenstein, and Gerard Garouste.
The exhibition also includes a series of cross-portraits of Helmut and June which plunge us into the intimacy of the Newton couple, revealing the attachment and complicity that united the two photographers. We also discover images of June from the 40s and 50s, when she was an actress.
Galerie Vallois – “Tribute to Alice Springs/June Newton (1921 – 2023)
From 6 to 29 April 2023
Opening on Thursday 6th April, 6 to 9pm.
41, rue de Seine 75006 Paris.
The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm
41, rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France
April 06, 2023 to April 29, 2023