From the artist to Gert Elfering;
A unique and extensive portfolio, described by Helmut Newton as 'a "one off" photo album', that constitutes a wide survey of his career and includes many of his most celebrated and important images.
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This portfolio of one hundred and two images was constituted by Newton for collector Gert Elfering. Although, as his manuscript note confirms, the photographer had reserved the possibility to create a second set - 'There will be one only A.P. which will go into the Foundation-Museum wherever this will be.' - the second set was never created, and so this is a truly unique collection. Indeed, it would not have been possible anyway to precisely replicate since it includes a number of Polaroids - by definition unique - as well as unrepeatable vintage colour work from the photographer's archive.
The exceptional character of this collection is further enhanced by the presentation, which makes the photographer's manuscript captions - normally relegated to the verso of the prints - an immediately visible and therefore integral element to each individual item.
A full schedule of subjects, image dimensions and processes is available on request.