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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 47

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Michael Hutchence, Hollywood, 1993

    Price Realised  

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Michael Hutchence, Hollywood, 1993
    gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on aluminum, printed 2001
    signed, titled, dated and numbered '2/3' in ink (on the reverse of the flush-mount)
    47¼ x 47¼in. (120 x 120cm.)


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    Provenance

    Galerie de Pury & Luxembourg Gallery, Zurich;
    acquired 2001.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Michael Hutchence was the lead singer of the rock band INXS. The name -- pronounced, of course, 'in excess' -- gives a clear indication of the 'wild man' image that Hutchence cultivated and that Newton so effectively evoked in the portraits that he created of Hutchence and the band, notably the present baroque and erotically charged composition.


    Literature

    Helmut Newton Sex & Landscapes, de Pury & Luxembourg, 2001, p. 42; Garner (introduction), Helmut Newton, Sex and Landscapes, Taschen, 2004, p. 56.