Helmut Newton - Photographs London Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Phillips
  • Literature

    H. Newton, World Without Men, Xavier Moreau, 1984, p. 180
    Helmut Newton, Centre National de la Photographie, 1986, pl. 61
    Helmut Newton: Private Property, Schirmer/Mosel, 1989, pl. 6
    M. Heiting, ed., Helmut Newton: Work, Taschen, 2000, p. 68

  • Catalogue Essay

    'He starts imagination – the spectator is left with desire to pursue the narrative, complete the scenario.'
    Alexander Liberman

  • 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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Property from the Collection of Paul and Toni Arden


Shoe, Monte Carlo

Gelatin silver print from Private Property Suite I, printed 1984.
36.1 x 24 cm (14 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.)
Signed, numbered '6', annotated 'D' in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso. One from an edition of 75 plus 10 lettered artist's proofs.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £15,000

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London Auction 19 May 2016