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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Saddle II, Paris, 1976

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Saddle II, Paris, 1976
    gelatin silver print, printed December 1981
    signed, titled, dated and copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp (on the verso)
    28½ x 41½in. (72.4 x 105.4cm.)


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    Provenance

    Transart Corporation, Beverly Hills, California;
    acquired 1993.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Newton appreciated the ironies of the luxury products on display in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré vitrines of Hermès. Finely crafted saddles, harnesses and bridles were juxtaposed with handbags, silk scarves and accessories. In 1976 he turned his observations into a witty and subversive shoot for Vogue Hommes.


    Literature

    Vogue Hommes, 1976;
    Newton, Sleepless Nights, Quartet, 1978, pp. 66-67.