Beach Excercise

A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.


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'Beach Exercise' (1975) is one of the iconic images from Helmut Newton's career. Taken on a Miami beach in the mid-day heat, supermodels Jerry Hall and Lisa Taylor wrestle with each other in arrestingly dynamic compositions. With legs and arms crossing, the two show off their bodies in high-cut swimsuits. Newton favoured this high-energy photography that captured the Amazonian athletic physique of Hall and they were to forge a lasting relationship through the 70's. 'Beach Exercise' was shot for Vogue, with swimsuits by Rudi Gernreich, and is part of a larger series of fighting scenes that includes Hall and Taylor.

"There are two dirty words in photography, one is art, the other is good taste."

Helmut Newton

Artwork Highlights


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Photoshoot Details

Location  : Miami
Date         : 1975
Magazine: Vogue (USA)
Designer : Rudi Gernreich


Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Medium: 51 x 41 cm (20 x 16")


Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton's agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton's "Private Property" series of exhibitions in 1985.


This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.

Framing Options

Soho Black Frame (recommended)

Your Investment Opportunity

This piece is extremely rare and has limited availability. If you would like to take advantage and have some pieces from our collection, please contact us immediately. Once sold, there is no guarantee they will be available again any time in the near future.


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