Helmut Newton - 20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction New York Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    DIVA Group, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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signed "Helmut Newton" on the first page of the volume
hardcover limited edition volume with metal stand by Philippe Starck
book 28 x 20 x 3 in. (71.1 x 50.8 x 7.6 cm)
stand 29 3/4 x 24 x 24 in. (75.6 x 61 x 61 cm)
overall 33 7/8 x 21 1/4 x 28 1/2 in. (86 x 54 x 72.4 cm)

Executed in 1999, this work is number 1,559 from an edition of 10,000.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $4,826

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20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction

26 September - 5 October 2023