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    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Woman Examining Man, St. Tropez, 1975

    Price Realised  

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Woman Examining Man, St. Tropez, 1975
    gelatin silver print, printed later
    signed, titled and dated in ink, 'Paris' copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on verso
    17 1/8 x 11½in. (43.4 x 29.2cm.)


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    This photograph caused considerable controversy when it originally ran in Vogue in 1975. The work was deemed shocking for the reversal of roles, with the female model assuming the predatory role as she gazes at the male figure, stripped to the waist.

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    Literature

    US Vogue, May 1975, p.106; Newton, World Without Men, Quartet, 1984, p.176; Newton, Private Property, Schirmer/Mosel, 1989, pl.35; Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography since 1945, Rizzoli, 1991, p.232; Newton, Pages from the Glossies: Facsimiles 1956-1998, Scalo, 1998, p.316.