Helmut Newton - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, 1981

  • Literature

    Vogue Hommes, 1976
    Heiting, Helmut Newton: Work, pp. 210-211
    Newton, Private Property, pl. 24
    Simon & Schuster, Helmut Newton: Sleepless Nights, p. 64

  • Catalogue Essay

    My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain. – 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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Saddle I, Paris

Gelatin silver print.
11 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (29.8 x 43.8 cm)
Signed, annotated 'Paris' and dated in ink in the margin; signed and titled in ink on the verso.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $62,500

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New York Auction 1 October 2019