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    Sale 2113

    Photographs From The Collection Of Gert Elfering

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 114

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Milan, Arielle, 1982

    Price Realised  

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Milan, Arielle, 1982
    chromogenic Polaroid print
    titled and dated in ink (in the margin), signed in ink (on the verso)
    3¾ x 2 7/8in. (9.5 x 7.3cm.)


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    This Polaroid was made on a shoot for Amica. This subject became the cover of the September 1982 issue, leading an extended fashion feature in which Newton posed Arielle in high-fashion black dresses among Italian sunbathers.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Arielle was one of my favourite girls at the time. She made my camera sizzle. This was the first photo I took of her.
    HELMUT NEWTON ( Pola Woman, pp. 35-37)


    Literature

    Amica, September 1982, cover (published version);
    Newton, Pola Woman, Schirmer Art Books, 1992, cover and p. 37;
    Newton, Pages from the Glossies: Facsimiles, 1956-1998, Scalo, 1998, pp. 457-463 (The Amica cover and spreads from the feature).