Helmut Newton - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Phillips

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  • 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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Oversized book containing 400 duotone reproductions of photographs selected and edited by June Newton, with accompanying chrome stand designed by Philippe Starck, all contained in the original cardboard box.
book 71 x 52 x 8 cm (27 7/8 x 20 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)
stand 77.4 x 56 x 54.5 cm (30 1/2 x 22 x 21 1/2 in.)

Signed in blue crayon and stamp-numbered '03725' on the title page, the stand stamped 'STARCK' and 'HELMUT NEWTON', from the edition of 10,000, published by Taschen.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £6,250

Contact Specialist

Robert Kennan
Head of Editions, Europe
+44 207 318 4075

Rebecca Tooby-Desmond
Head of Sale, Specialist
+44 207 318 4079

Anne Schneider-Wilson
Senior Specialist, Editions 
+44 207 318 4042

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 12 September 2019