Helmut Newton - Photographs London Thursday, May 20, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Directly from the artist
    Corinne Day, 1992
    Corinne Day Estate

  • Literature

    Helmut Newton: Work, Cologne: Taschen, 2000, p. 94

  • 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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Yves St. Laurent, Rue Aubriot, French Vogue, Paris

Gelatin silver print, printed 1981.
46 x 31 cm (18 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.)
Signed, titled, dated by the artist in pencil/ink and numbered 3/10 in another hand in pencil, with copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

This print was awarded to Corinne Day as the 1992 young talent winner at the Festival of Fashion Photography in Monaco, which attracted high-powered attendance from Helmut Newton and Karl Lagerfeld to co-presenter Naomi Campbell.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £47,880

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London Auction 20 May 2021