Helmut Newton, Zurich, 2002.
Softcover, unpaginated, bw and color illustrations, 12.75 x 9.75 x 3/8 inches.
The eponymous exhibition "Yellow Press" was compiled and first presented in 2002 at De Pury & Luxembourg gallery in Zürich, and is an eclectic mix of works realized between 1973 and 2002. It includes several photo series that were never previously published, for example his series "Self-Appropriation," a nude series about "Lolita" for Playboy Magazine, a documentation of court proceedings in Monaco he shot for Paris Match and the enigmatic, 18-part black & white series "The Woman on Level 4", about a young woman that Newton photographed in a small, windowless room.
The term "Yellow journalism," derives from the tabloid press and articles from the "Miscellaneous" section of daily newspapers.
“For years I have been cutting out photographs from the daily press and special magazines, many of italian origin which regularly publish pictures taken by paparazzi of events and personalities, and keeping them in my drawer. They inspired me. Later I confessed my love to Roger Therond, editor of ‘Paris Match’ who commissioned me on a number of occasions to cover a “faits divers”. Helmut Newton.