Untitled (from Self-Portrait with Wife and Models, Paris shoot)

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    Acquired directly from the artist
    Collection of Gert Elfering
    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
    The Constantiner Collection
    Christie's, New York, Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection, 16 December 2009, lot 72

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    Newton, Pola Woman, p. 15

  • Artist Bio

    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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Untitled (from Self-Portrait with Wife and Models, Paris shoot)

1981
Unique Polaroid print.
3 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (9.5 x 7.3 cm)
Signed in ink on the verso.

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$8,000 - 12,000 

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New York Auction 1 October 2019