Helmut Newton - Photographs Day Sale New York Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Blonsky, Helmut Newton: Private Property (Schirmer Visual Library), p. 16
    Lamarche-Vadel, Helmut Newton, p. 31
    Schirmer/Mosel, Helmut Newton: Aus Dem Photographischen Werk, pl. 64
    Schirmer/Mosel, Helmut Newton: Big Nudes, n.p.
    Thames and Hudson, Helmut Newton 47 Nudes, p. 31
    Vogue Paris, November 1981, p. 169

  • 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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Tied-Up Torso, Ramatuelle

Gelatin silver print from Private Property Suite II, printed 1984.
10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (27.3 x 27.3 cm)
Signed, numbered '1', 6/75 in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $15,000

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Vanessa Kramer Hallett
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Photographs Day Sale

New York 2 April 2015 10am & 2pm