Helmut Newton - Photographs London Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 2 October 2012, lot 65

  • Literature

    Helmut Newton: Private Property, Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1989, pl. 37
    Helmut Newton: Big Nudes, Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1990, n.p.
    M. Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography since 1945, New York: Rizzoli, 1991, p. 241
    Helmut Newton: Pages from the Glossies, Facsimiles 1956–1998, Göttingen: Steidl, 1998, p. 460
    M. Heiting, ed., Helmut Newton: Work, Cologne: Taschen, 2000, p. 189
    French Vogue, Paris, November 1981
    for all, a variant

  • 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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Sie Kommen, The Beginning of 'The Naked and Dressed', Paris

Polaroid print.
10.8 x 8.5 cm (4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)
Signed in ink and annotated '220%' in pencil on the verso.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £10,625

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