Helmut Newton - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich

  • Literature

    Réunion des Musées Nationaux Grand Palais, Helmut Newton 1920-2004, p. 111 for a variant
    Taschen, Helmut Newton: Sex and Landscapes, p. 71

  • Catalogue Essay

    Please reference lot 18 for an essay on this artist.

    "I prefer to take my camera out into the street, into public and private places, places often inaccessible to anyone but the rich. And places that are out of bounds for photographers have always had a special attraction for me."
    -Helmut Newton

  • 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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Nude and Police Dog, St. Tropez

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
63 x 43 1/2 in. (160 x 110.5 cm)
Titled, dated, numbered 3/3 in ink and Estate of Helmut Newton stamp on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $149,000

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New York 30 September & 1 October 2013