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    Sale 5435

    Photographs

    26 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 146

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Paloma Picasso, Saint-Tropez, 1973

    Price Realised  

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Paloma Picasso, Saint-Tropez, 1973
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso
    12½ x 8¼in. (32 x 21cm.)


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    This is as much a portrait as a fashion document, styled and posed by Newton to reflect Paloma's strong personality. The dramatic slicked-back hair, big bracelets and dress worn à l'Amazone contribute to the dynamic impact of a picture that is among Newton's best-known images.

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    Literature

    Paris Vogue, November 1973; Newton, White Women, New York, 1976, p.27; Hall-Duncan, The History of Fashion Photography, Alpine, 1979, p.203.