Press Announcement: ONGallery to Host Helmut Newton Pop-up Exhibition

HelmutN_Woman-in-fur-coat-adjusting-stockingONGallery, the recently launched online art gallery, is proud to announce Vintage Newton, a three day pop-up exhibition of original Helmut Newton vintage prints.  These images from the 70s and 80s will be available to view and buy at

The Showroom Presents, 25 Effie Road, Fulham Broadway, SW6 1EL, from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th November; open from 10:00 to 6pm every day.


The exhibition is one of the largest of its kind for many years in London and will consist of 24 original vintage silver gelatin prints produced in limited numbers by Helmut Newton. These prints were produced from a series of transparencies that he considered his most provocative and important work through 1985, and will be available for sale at the exhibition, as well as from ONGallery’s website,

Vintage Prints

It’s worth noting that the term ‘vintage print’ refers to the origins of an image; they are prints of images printed by the artist at or around the time the shot was first taken. They were usually sent, unsigned, to newspaper and magazine editors in order to try to stimulate interest in the photographer’s work. Since editors received so many of these images, most were destroyed or ended up in a bin, making those that have survived rather rare.

Our Helmut Newton vintage prints were gifted to Norman Solomon, in recognition for the work he had done for Newton in promoting his ‘Private Property’ series of exhibitions in 1985. As a professional agent for artists, Norman Solomon recognised the potential value of these prints, and therefore kept them stored in conservation condition.

All of the Helmut Newton images featured in our forthcoming exhibition were taken during the 70s and early 80s and we can confirm that they all originate from pre-1984.

Born into a Jewish family in Berlin in 1920, Helmut Newton was a “prolific, widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative, erotically charged black-and-white photos were a mainstay of Vogue and other publications.” (New York Times)

Controversy has routinely followed Newton’s photography. Critics denounced him for reducing female sexuality to naked bodies and for voyeuristically exhibiting women’s intimacy, but Newton always insisted that he adored women and that his photographs portrayed female power and strength. Whatever your opinion, his outstanding iconic images make him one of the most sought after photographers of all time.

Notes to Editors

ONGallery was founded in 2014 by its now chief executive Peter Neilson. Peter drew on his expertise as a fashion and advertising photographer and a successful businessman to bring together the perfect team of people to build ONGallery into what it is today.

The team have worked to deliver an intelligent sales platform, an excellent affiliate marketing strategy and of course a perfectly curated selection of artworks that truly make the company a business poised to disrupt its market in the most exciting way possible.

ONGallery offers authentic and exclusive art work to its consumers at an affordable price.

It offers art for sale along the following guidelines:

  • Prices range between £200 and £2,000
  • 95% of the time the limited editions on sale are exclusive to ONGallery
  • They are carefully framed, mounted and quality-controlled by hand, here in the UK
  • They provide great value for buyers, while giving the artist a fair deal too
  • The artworks are offered with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist or the artist’s estate
  • An ONGallery purchase provides a good investment for the future – you will be one of only a very few people who own that image, in that format. If the artist’s work increases in value, so will your picture.
  • The work is delivered free to the buyer’s home or office anywhere within the UK and EU

For further information please contact:

ONGallery Office – 0207 384 9010

High resolution photos of vintage prints are available upon request please email




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