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  • Literature

    Angeletti and Oliva, In Vogue, p. 233
    Haenlein, The Artificial of the Real, p. 131
    Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, p. 232
    Scalo, Helmut Newton: Pages from the Glossies-Facsimiles 1956-1998, p. 316
    Taschen, Helmut Newton: Work, p. 123
    American Vogue, May 1975, p. 106

  • Artist Biography

    Helmut Newton

    German • 1920 - 2004

    Helmut Newton's distinct style of eroticism and highly produced images was deemed rebellious and revolutionary in its time, as he turned the expected notion of beauty, depicted by passive and submissive women, on its head. Depicting his models as strong and powerful women, Newton reversed gender stereotypes and examined society's understanding of female desire.

    Newton created a working space for his models that was part decadent and part unorthodox — a safe microcosm in which fantasies became reality. And perhaps most famously of all, Newton engendered an environment in which his female models claimed the space around them with unapologetic poise and commanding sensuality. His almost cinematic compositions provided a hyper-real backdrop for the provocative images of sculptural, larger-than-life women, and enhanced the themes of voyeurism and fetishism that run throughout his work.

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Woman Examining Man, U.S. Vogue, Saint-Tropez

Gelatin silver print from Helmut Newton Photographien, printed 1998.
14 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (36.2 x 24.1 cm)
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso. One from an edition of 10 plus artist's proofs.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $28,750

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