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  • Condition Report

  • Description

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  • Provenance

    Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York
    Phillips, New York, 2 April 2015, lot 117

  • Literature

    Z. Felix, ed., The Best of Helmut Newton, New York: Thunder’s Mouth, 1996, p. 73
    Helmut Newton: SUMO, Cologne: Taschen, 1999, n.p.

  • 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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63

Arielle after haircut

1982
Gelatin silver print from Classic Portfolio (Helmut Newton Photographien), printed 1998.
36.4 x 24.2 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and annotated 'Paris' in pencil on the verso. One from an edition of 10 plus artist's proofs.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

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Photographs

London Auction 20 May 2021