France holds provocative Newton exhibit

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A visitor looks at the work of late fashion photographer Helmut Newton at the opening of his first retrospective in France at Paris' Grand Palais museum, Friday, March 23, 2012. The exhibit, curated by his widow June Newton, contains some 250 pictures, many of which are provocative and erotically charged. His black-and-white photos were a mainstay of fashion magazines across the world for several decades, especially Vogue Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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Iconic fashion photographer Helmut Newton is the subject of a retrospective at Paris' Grand Palais that is not for the prudish. The show is a dizzying array of 250 pictures, most provocative photos of models in erotically charged poses, images that for five decades until his death in 2004 graced slick fashion magazines the world over.

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