Helmut Newton - Patti Hansen and Gunilla Lindblad
Helmut Newton
Patti Hansen and Gunilla Lindblad from A Few of our Favorite Things...
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
1976, printed c. 1976
16 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches

Newton's signature, in pencil, and his Copyright Paris hand stamp on verso.

Helmut Newton - Chez Karl Lagerfeld, Paris
Helmut Newton
Chez Karl Lagerfeld, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1974, printed in 1981
11 x 14 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Helmut Newton - Domestic Nude XI, Los Angeles
Helmut Newton
Domestic Nude XI, Los Angeles
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1992
19 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 15/15 on verso. Artist copyright stamp (Monte-Carlo) on verso.

Helmut Newton - Cyberwoman 2
Helmut Newton
Cyberwoman 2
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000
Image: 13 x 10 inches, Paper: 16 x 12 inches

Photographer's stamp on print verso.

Helmut Newton - Cyberwoman 3
Helmut Newton
Cyberwoman 3
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000
Image: 13 x 10 inches, Paper 16 x 12 inches

Photographer's stamp on print verso.

Helmut Newton - Cyberwoman 4
Helmut Newton
Cyberwoman 4
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000
Image: 13 x 10 inches, Paper: 16 x 12 inches

Photographer's stamp on print verso.

Helmut Newton - Cyberwoman 6
Helmut Newton
Cyberwoman 6
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000
Image: 13 x 10 inches, Paper: 16 x 12 inches

Photographer's stamp on print verso.

Helmut Newton - Regine at Home, Paris
Helmut Newton
Regine at Home, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1975, printed in 1984
Image: 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, Paper: 16 x 12 inches

Signed by the photographer in pencil and numbered in an unidentified hand in ink and with the portfolio copyright stamp on the reverse. 13/75

Helmut Newton - Fashion shoot for British Magazine (Model wearing sarong)
Helmut Newton
Fashion shoot for British Magazine (Model wearing sarong)
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1973
15 x 12 inches

Captioned, dated, published and Library stamp on verso.

Helmut Newton - David Hockney
Helmut Newton
David Hockney
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1975, printed in 1984
14 x 9 1/4 inches

Signed by the photographer in pencil and numbered in an unidentified hand in ink and with the portfolio copyright stamp on the reverse. 13/75

Helmut Newton - Charlotte Rampling
Helmut Newton
Charlotte Rampling
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1967, printed in 1984
14 x 9 1/4 inches

Signed by the photographer in pencil and numbered in an unidentified hand in ink and with the portfolio copyright stamp on the reverse. 13/75

Helmut Newton - David Bowie
Helmut Newton
David Bowie
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1982, printed in 1984
14 x 9 1/4 inches

Signed by the photographer in pencil and numbered in an unidentified hand in ink and with the portfolio copyright stamp on the reverse. 13/75

Helmut Newton - Jenny in My ApartmentNu en renard argente, Nice
Helmut Newton
Nu en renard argente, Nice (Nude in silver fox coat, reclining in front of a hedge)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1981
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Signed and dated in ink on recto, artist's copyright hand stamp on verso.

Helmut Newton - Pool, Old Beach, Monte Carlo
Helmut Newton
Pool, Old Beach, Monte Carlo
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1981
8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches

Signed, titled, and dated and numeric notations in pencil on verso. Artist's copyright stamp on verso.

Photographer Helmut Newton is most famous for his work as a fashion photographer, frequently creating work for Vogue magazine, and for his provocative, studied photographs of nudes. “If a photographer says he is not a voyeur, he is an idiot,” he once said. Newton is considered to have imbued fashion photography with narrative depth, giving context to his subjects by creating stylized, dreamlike scenes. Vogue’s U.S. editor-in-chief Anna Wintour once described his work as “synonymous with Vogue at its most glamorous and mythic.” Known for the dramatic lighting and the unconventional poses of his models in his photographs, Newton’s work has been characterized as obsessive and subversive, incorporating themes of sadomasochism, prostitution, violence, and a persistently-overt sexuality into the narratives of his images. He increasingly focused more on these images rather than fashion photography emphasizing the aggressive and incendiary in his works.

Born to a Jewish family in Berlin in 1920, Newton received his first camera at 12 years old, often neglecting his studies in school to pursue photography. It is reputed that Newton first became enamored with the female nude as a photographic subject as a teenager, while working as an apprentice to theater photographer Yva in Berlin. He fled increasing Nazi oppression in Germany in 1938, shortly after Kristallnacht, and worked in Singapore and Australia during World War II, serving in the Australian army for several years. He later opened up a photography studio, and moved to Europe in the 1950s. In Paris he began working for French Vogue, and later Playboy, Elle, and other publications during the 1950s and 1960s as his reputation grew, traveling frequently throughout the world on assignments. He continued to travel later in life, dividing his time between his homes in Monte Carlo and Los Angeles. In 2003, he died in a car crash in Los Angeles, at 84 years old. Among other honors, Newton received the German Kodak Award for Photographic Books, a Life Legend Award from Life magazine, and an award from the American Institute for Graphic Arts for his photographs.

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