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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 241

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Hugh Hefner's Projection Room, Beverly Hills, 1986

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Hugh Hefner's Projection Room, Beverly Hills, 1986
    gelatin silver print
    credited, titled, dated and annotated in an unknown hand in ink (on the verso)
    10½ x 10½in. (26.6 x 26.6cm.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, Playboy at 50, December 17, 2003, lot 272.


    Literature

    Helmut Newton's Illustrated, no. 2, Schirmer Mosel, 1987, unpaginated;
    Playboy: Helmut Newton, Chronicle, 2005, p. 132.


    Post Lot Text

    This photograph of Christine Richters, taken in Hefner's screening room at his Hollywood mansion, was set against a projection of the Jean Renoir's classic, 1937 film, La Grande Illusion, starring Erich von Stroheim.