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  • Provenance

    Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, 1979
    Private Collection, Santa Fe

  • Literature

    Newton, Autobiography, p. 225
    Schirmer/Mosel, Helmut Newton: Private Property, pl. 15

  • Catalogue Essay

    As with the large format print of Helmut Newton's iconic Saddle II, Paris, 1976 (lot 214), this lot was included in an early exhibition at the Delahunty Gallery in Dallas, Texas in 1979. Both works have been privately held in separate collections since they were acquired.

  • 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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Hotel Room, Place de la République, Paris

1976
Gelatin silver print.
17 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (43.8 x 29.5 cm)
Signed, dated, annotated 'Paris' in ink and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $25,000

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New York Auction 4 October 2018