Helmut Newton - Photographs London Friday, May 19, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Grob Gallery, Lancy, 2019

  • Literature

    H. Newton, 47 Nudes, London: Thames & Hudson, 1982, p. 29
    Helmut Newton in Moskau, Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1989, pl. 47
    M. Blonsky, Helmut Newton: Private Property, Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1989, pl. 22
    H. Newton, Big Nudes, Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1990, p. 27
    H. Newton, Sumo, Cologne: Taschen, 1999, n.p.
    P. Remy et al., Monte-Carlo: Photographs Helmut Newton, Paris: Louis Vuitton, 206, 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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Diving Tower, Old Beach Hotel, Monte Carlo

Gelatin silver print.
27.2 x 27.2 cm (10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)
Signed in pencil, numbered print '7,' suite 'II' edition no. 'B' in ink and 'Private Property' copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso. One from an edition of 75.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £8,255

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London Auction 19 May 2023