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    Sale 2113

    Photographs From The Collection Of Gert Elfering

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 120

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Sie Kommen (Naked and Dressed), Paris, 1981

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    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Sie Kommen (Naked and Dressed), Paris, 1981
    2 gelatin silver prints
    each signed, titled, dated and inscribed 'E.A.' and dedicated 'For Gert' in pencil (on the verso)
    each 14½ x 14½in. (36.8 x 36.8cm.) (2)

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    Newton has explained how 'The Naked and Dressed [series] presented probably the biggest technical problems...there was a considerable time lag between the two versions. I had to match the exact movement of the model to each version with the help of many Polaroids.' (Pages from the Glossies, p. 422)

    The 'dressed' version of this diptych shows the models wearing clothes by (left to right): Emmanuelle Khahn, Karl Lagerfeld for Chloé, Angelo Tarlazzi, and Fournier.


    Acquired directly from the artist


    Vogue, Paris, November 1981, pp. 164-165;
    Newton, World Without Men, Schirmer/Mosel, 1984, p. 72;
    Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, Jonathan Cape, 1991, pp. 40-41;
    Dayan et al., Vanités: Photographies de mode des XIXe et XXe siècles, Centre National de la Photographie, 1993, pp. 70-71
    Helmut Newton Aus Dem Photographischen Werk, Schimer Art Books, 1993, pl. 31-32;
    Newton, Pages from the Glossies: Facsimiles, 1956-1998, Scalo, 1998, p. 43;
    Helmut Newton: Work, Taschen, 2000, pp. 188-189;
    Koetzle, Photo Icons: Vol. 2, Taschen, 2002, pp. 142-151.