Helmut Newton - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Friday, October 8, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Schirmer/Mosel, Helmut Newton's Illustrated, cover and p. 7; Schirmer Art Books, Helmut Newton: Portraits, pls. 26, 32 and 49

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titles include David Hockney, Piscine Royale, Paris, 1975; Andy Warhol in Paris, 1977; Paloma Picasso, Saint-Tropez, 1973; Mannequins Quai d'Orsay, Paris, 1977; Berlin Nude, 1977; At Karl Lagerfeld's, Paris, 1974

  • 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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Selected Images

Six gelatin silver prints from 15 Photographs, printed circa 1980.
Each approximately 8 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (20.6 x 31.4 cm) or the reverse.
Each signed, titled and dated in pencil on the verso. Each from an edition of 40.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $22,500


8 October 2010
New York