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    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Roselyne, Chateau d'Arcangues (Salon), 1975

    Price Realised  


    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Roselyne, Chateau d'Arcangues (Salon), 1975
    gelatin silver print
    28 x 42in. (71.1 x 106.7cm.)

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    Christie's, New York, October 17, 2006, lot 8.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Four days and nights in August with Roselyne in a chateau, which must remain unnamed, in the west of France. The light in the house is strange. It is always very dark, even on the sunniest day. There are quite a few house guests here. We must wait before we take the photos in the big hall and the salons until everyone has left for the beach. Luckily the weather is hot and the house is deserted by 11am, except for the staff, and they are very discreet.
    Helmut Newton


    Newton, White Women, Stonehill Press, 1976, p. 63 (variant);
    Helmut Newton aus dem Photographischen Werk, Schirmer Mosel, 1993, p. 76.