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Robert Oppenheimer, the American theoretical physicist and “father of the atomic bomb”

Born in 1904 in New York to wealthy German-Jewish parents

Appointed in 1942 to head the Manhattan Project’s secret weapons laboratory at Los Alamos, where he worked under conditions of the utmost secrecy to develop the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer was in 1946 awarded President Harry Truman’s medal of merit – the US’s highest civilian decoration

By the early 1950s, in the toxic climate of suspicion and accusation fostered by McCarthyism and the cold war, Oppenheimer’s reputation had been tarnished by accusations of communist associations, un-American activities and even active spying for the Soviet Union during and after the period of the atomic bomb’s development.

the uncovering of Klaus Fuchs as the Los Alamos physicist spy who had passed the bomb’s secrets to the Soviets, fuelled the allegations against Oppenheimer.

In 1954, after three months of humiliating hearings, Oppenheimer was stripped of his security clearance, bringing to an end his career in atomic energy.

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helmut newton

Fotó: Helmut Newton: Celia, Miami, 1991

Fotó: Helmut Newton: Men Measuring Woman, Monte Carlo, 1996

Woman examining man – Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton, Blue Velvet

Helmut Newton – US Vogue, St Tropez, 1991


Patti Hansen photographed by Helmut Newton over Manhattan, New York, 1977

Brigitte Nielsen photographed by Helmut Newton.

Helmut Newton, 1983


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Transforming Iconic Images

Inspired by Annie Leibovitz, John and Yoko, The Dakota, N.Y.C. December 6, 1980. Rolling Stone cover, January 22, 1981

Inspired by Anonymous, Jayne Mansfeld and Sophia Loren at Romanoff’s,Beverly Hills, 1957

La blonde Anna Nicole Smith et la brune Sky Nellor – par Daniela Federici –

Eric Kroll, Homage to Man Ray, 1999. Gelatin silver, printed 1999, 8 x 10”, edition 3/10. Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery. Inspired by Man Ray’s portrait of fashion designer Jean-Charles Worth, c.1925 and Noire et Blanche, 1926

Jordan Doner, Auto Dali, 2006. C-Print, printed 2010

Inspired by Philippe Halsman, In Voluptas Mors, 1951 (Portrait of Salvador Dali)

Salvador Dali arranging nude models to form a human skull, 1951 by Philippe Halsman

Dali women skull