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Helmut Newton Foundation unveils larger-than-life "Undressed" expo, by Mario Testino

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The Helmut Newton Foundation today unveiled largest-scale show to date - Mario Testino's "Undressed" - a photo exhibition featuring a series of images blown up to over 10 feet high.

A book on the iconic fashion photographer, titled "Mario Testino Undressed", will be published by Taschen to accompany the exhibition.©Mario Testino/Taschen

The site-specific installation conceived exclusively for the Helmut Newton Foundation, will run from June 3 through ‘til November 19, and will consist of 50 published and private fashion and nude photographs of men and women, enlarged to completely fill the walls in the museum.

Looming over 10 feet from the ceiling to the walls' lower wood moldings, and spanning sometimes 23 feet in width, the photos aim to explore "the physical notion of undressing through work that analyses the boundaries between fashion, eroticism, anatomy and art, as well as a metaphorical undressing of Mario Testino that goes beyond the public perception," said the foundation in a release on the show. 

A book on the iconic fashion photographer, titled "Mario Testino Undressed", published by Taschen in English, French and German, will accompany the exhibit, which will share the limelight with two other exhibitions running simultaneously - Helmut Newton "Unseen" and Jean Pigozzi "Pool Party" - at the Helmut Newton Foundation until November 19.

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