Léon Constantiner didn’t just collect Helmut Newton photographs, he was obsessed with them. At one point he owned 560 of the photographer’s works: the most beautiful, the most important, the most unexpected. Three years ago, with Helmut gone and Leon seeking a change, he sold it all at Christie’s. To mark the occasion of the Grand Palais retrospective, Leon shares with La Lettre one hundred of Newton’s masterpieces, accompanied by a tribute to the man he so loved:
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