Helmut Newton is among Mario Testino’s, his inimitable style and stylized nudity shaping a generation. Joined by Curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation, Matthias Harder, the pair walk through the landscape of bodies on display.
Amid the larger-than-life nude icons of Mario Testino Undressed, now showing at the Helmut Newton Foundation, an art historian and a psychiatrist take a walk. Matthias Harder and Manfred Spitzer, the respective historian and psychiatrist, both contributed to the catalogue text for Mario’s landmark exhibition in Berlin.
In a recent art supplement for Vogue Netherlands and the Rijksmuseum, Mario selected works from the collection that had inspired him. Now, viewing Mario’s archive through the prism of the Dutch greats, the museum’s General Director, Taco Dibbits, draws out fresh insights from the canvases, lending a new perspective to both.