Helmut Newton 100 | William N. Copley 101

31 Oct 2020 — 23 Dec 2020

Detail of William N. Copley: Towering Inferno, 1975. Oil on canvas, 90 x 116,5 cm. Photo: Eric Tschernow, courtesy Galerie Friese, Berlin.
The Berlin native Helmut Newton, cosmopolitan and provocateur of fashion and portrait photography, would have turned 100 years old in October of this year; the New York-born painter, writer, gallery owner, and publisher William N. Copley 101 years old. Celebrating this occasion, we will present selected photographs by Newton in conjunction with Copley's drawings and paintings – both of whom shaped the depiction of lust, sexuality, power, and physicality in their respective media.

The exhibition is a cooperative project with the galleries Kicken Berlin and Meyer Riegger, the latter has invited the British artist Jonathan Monk (*1969) to respond directly to Newton's photographs with works created specifically for the exhibition. Monk is also represented with a piece in our rooms, while a canvas by Copley is shown at Meyer Riegger.
31 Oct
We are pleased to invite you to the soft opening of
Helmut Newton 100 | William N. Copley 101

In cooperation with Kicken Berlin

Meyer Riegger Gallery presents parallel
Helmut Newton 100 / Jonathan Monk 51