Late photographer and provocateur Helmut Newton made a name for himself with his erotically charged portraits of beautiful women. While he was climbing the ranks to fame in the 1980s, Los Angeles art dealer Perry Rubenstein was working as a model in Europe (perhaps, unbeknownst to them, their paths crossed via Newton’s work for Vogue and Elle). Rubenstein’s still-ripe penchant for fashion is apparent in his latest exhibition, which will take place at his art house’s new location in LA. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, titled Sex and Landscapes, opens later this month and features forty of Newton’s photographs spanning thirty years of his work. Initially conceived by the artist himself, the presentation was organized with guidance from Newton’s wife and longtime collaborator June Newton. One part scenery and one part of Newton’s racy Sex series, the images mix pangs of loneliness and beauty in two contexts.
Sex and Landscapes is on view at Perry Rubinstein from June 26 through August 25.