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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 286

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Big Nude XII: Camilla, Nice, 1993

    Price Realised  


    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Big Nude XII: Camilla, Nice, 1993
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled, dated in pencil and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp (on the reverse of the mount)
    76 5/8 x 46in. (194.5 x 116.8cm.)

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    Hamiltons Gallery, London;
    acquired 2000.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Newton has posed his model with her arms hanging free and away from her body. He referred to this as his 'gunslinger's pose' as it called to mind a ubiquitous image from Westerns -- the moment before the drawing of a gun from a hip holster. Newton appreciated the visual effect of keeping the arms clear of the contour line of the body, and the subliminal echo of the implied sense of threat.