Helmut Newton - Photographs New York Thursday, April 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

  • Literature

    French Vogue, November 1981, p. 164
    Scalo, Helmut Newton: Pages from the Glossies, Facsimiles 1956-1998, p. 430
    Schirmer/Mosel, Helmut Newton: Aus dem Photographischen Werk, pp. 31-32
    Schirmer/Mosel, Helmut Newton: World Without Men, p. 72
    Taschen, Helmut Newton: Work, p. 189
    Taschen, Helmut Newton (SUMO), n.p.
    Thames and Hudson, Helmut Newton: 47 Nudes, p. 47
    Felix, The Best of Helmut Newton, pl. 32
    Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, p. 241
    Kicken, Kicken, and Förster, Points of View: Masterpieces of Photography and Their Stories, p. 249
    Koetzle, Photo Icons: Vol. 2, pp. 146, 151
    Newton, Helmut Newton: Big Nudes, n.p.

  • 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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Sie Kommen, Naked, Paris

Gelatin silver print, printed 1984.
16 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (42.9 x 36.5 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated 'December 1984' in pencil, and copyright credit reproduction limitation and printing information stamps on the verso.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $75,600

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas



New York Auction 8 April 2021