Helmut Newton - Photographs London Friday, October 25, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    H. Newton, White Women, New York: Stonehill, 1976, p. 89
    Helmut Newton: Mode et Portraits, Paris: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1984, pl. 10
    Portraits: Helmut Newton, London: National Portrait Gallery, 1988, p. 49, pl. 37
    Helmut Newton: Aus dem Photographischen Werk, Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 1993, pl. 39
    Z. Felix, ed., The Best of Helmut Newton, New York: Thunder’s Mouth, 1996, pl. 39
    N. Angeletti, A. Oliva, In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine, New York: Rizzoli, 2012, p. 220

  • 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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Charlotte Rampling, Arles

Gelatin silver print.
36.1 x 24.1 cm (14 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.)
Signed, titled 'Portrait de Charlotte Rampling à Arles', dated in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.

£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £27,500

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London Auction 25 October 2019