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    Sale 2155

    Photographs

    31 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Big Nude I: Lisa, Paris, 1981

    Price Realised  

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Big Nude I: Lisa, Paris, 1981
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled, dated and numbered '1/10' in pencil (on the verso)
    19¼ x 19in. (48.9 x 48.2cm.)


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    Provenance

    With Hamiltons Gallery, London


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE CONSTANTINER COLLECTION: THIRD AND FINAL PART


    Literature

    French Vogue, October 1980, pp. 226-227, within an image of the full first series of 'Big Nudes' installed together in a room;
    Lamarche-Vadel, Helmut Newton, Editions du Regard, 1981, pp. 15, 51; Lamarch-Vadel, Artistes, Paris, no. 7, January-February 1981, p. 44, first known independent publication of this image; Lagerfeld, Helmut Newton 47 Nudes, Thames and Hudson, 1982, p. 49; Helmut Newton in Moskau, The Photographic Work, Puschkin Museum, October 3 - November 5, 1989, p. 38; Newton, Big Nudes, Schirmer/Mosel, 1990, n.p.; Helmut Newton aus dem Photographischen Werk, Schirmer/Mosel, 1993, p. 61; Haenlein (editor), The Artificial of the Real. Trcka, Weston, Newton, Scala, 1998, p. 160; Newton, Pages from the Glossies: Facsimiles 1956-1998, Scalo, 1998, pp. 434-435 (fascimile of original Vogue publication); Helmut Newton: Work, Taschen, 2000, p. 171