A leading photographer of the 20th century, Helmut Newton lived and worked in Monaco. The exhibition “Newton, Riviera”, which runs until 13 November 2022, looks back at his ties to the Côte d’Azur and the Principality.
“I love the sunshine. We don’t see it in Paris any more.” These were, allegedly, the words spoken by Helmut Newton to the Monegasque official in charge of processing his papers, when the photographer moved to Monaco. The German-born Newton, widely considered to be among the greatest fashion photographers of his generation, lived in the Principality from 1981 until his death in 2004 at the age of 83.