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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 277

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Kristin Bell (Sitting on a tv set), 1976

    Price Realised  

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Kristin Bell (Sitting on a tv set), 1976
    gelatin silver print
    9 5/8 x 6½in. (24 x 16cm.)


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    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, Playboy at 50, December 17, 2003, from lot 257.


    Literature

    Playboy, August 1976;
    Playboy: Helmut Newton, Chronicle, 2005, p. 16.


    Post Lot Text

    This print and that in the following lot are vintage prints from the Playboy archive of a shoot published in 1976, '200 Motels, or, how I spent my summer vacation' -- a fictional Florida road trip, from Key Largo to Key West. Newton did not keep the negatives and made no further prints. In 2002 he made greatly enlarged facsimiles of the published pages that were shown in his exhibition 'Yellow Press'. See: Newton, Yellow Press, de Pury & Luxembourg, 2002, pp. 8-13.