Carla Sozzani, former editor-in-chief of the Italian Elle and Vogue, has collected photographs for many years. Since 1990, she has also exhibited these works in her Corso Como 10 in Milan in close cooperation with numerous internationally renowned photographers – including Helmut Newton. The personal friendship between Carla and Helmut not only led to countless exhibitions, but also to the current presentation of her multifaceted photography collection at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, under the title Between Art & Fashion.
More than 220 photographs were selected from the collection (which actually comprises almost 1,000 works!). The exhibition not only presents numerous icons, it also contains plenty of rare surprises. Some of photographers are represented with only a single work, while for others there is a small group of photographs (like the mega-wall by Steven Meisel). The selection is not about completeness, but authenticity and visualization, about the quality of autonomous and representative images – in this case thematically adapted to the specific exhibition venue.
On display in June Newton’s room, on the occasion of the 95th birthday of Helmut’s wife, who worked under the name Alice Springs, are 22 previously unseen portraits – Yves, Azzedine, Karl, Vivienne are all here. But it’s also worth visiting the pernament exhibition on the ground floor, which features Helmut Newton’s office room display, posters, his wardrobe and favourite (and sexy, which isn’t shocking knowing Newton’s body of work) objects.
The exhibition is open until November 18th, 2018.
Helmut Newton Foundation / Jebenstraße 2 / Berlin
Isobel Gowdie‘s Hotel Paris is Mitte’s loveliest destination, supplied with vintage greats from Isabel Marant and true treasures from such off-the-radar labels like Les Mesdemoiselles. The spacious boutique, filled with boho delights, is a dream summer wardrobe made for long walks down the beach or the wandering in the countryside. Note the blanket selection, as well! Next time you’re in Berlin, take your time to go through all of those well curated must-haves.
Mulackstraße 4 / Berlin
All photos by Edward Kanarecki.
Seeing Irving Penn‘s works face-to-face, eye-to-eye, is an experience I will never forget. I find his photography so deep, so sharp, yet so refined. With a body of work stretching from portraits of Truman Capote, Marlene Dietrich, Pablo Picasso, and Alfred Hitchcock to abstract nudes, exquisite still lifes (my all-time favourites!), studies of flowers and cigarettes, portraits of children in Peruvian dress, New Guinean natives, all the way to the glamorous shots of Balenciaga and Dior dresses for Vogue, Penn is considered the most influential photographer of the twentieth century. C/O Berlin is commemorating the exceptional persona with a major retrospective on the centenary of his birth. Featuring around 240 works, the retrospective was organized by, yes, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with The Irving Penn Foundation.
Irving Penn Centennial (until 01.07.2018) / C/O Berlin Hardenbergstraße 22-24
Mum had to have this photo taken.
The ‘backdrop’ Irving used. Legendary.
All photos (of Penn’s works) by Edward Kanarecki.
Pomegranates at the Turkish market.
During the spring, Berlin is literally blooming. From the markets in Kreuzberg to local, neighborhood flower shops (like the delightful Blume & Raum with their front yard), the colours are everywhere! Undoubtfully, it’s the most beautiful season here. Take a look at some of the photos I took last Friday.
Roses blooming in Mitte.
Blumen & Raum.
At the Turkish market.
Brunch spots in Mitte.
Torbjørn Rødland’s book starring Małgosia Bela at C/O Berlin Bookstore – perfectly matches the spring mood.
Blume & Raum / Lausitzer Str. 26a
Turkish Market / Maybachufer
C/O Berlin / Hardenbergstraße 22-24
All photos by Edward Kanarecki.