13 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 10,000
HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
Young Woman Lying Under My Desk, Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, 1992
gelatin silver print
signed, titled 'Domestic Nude 10', dated and numbered '14/15' in pencil on verso
12¼ x 18¼in. (31.1 x 46.5cm.)
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Newton would regularly spend the winter months in Los Angeles, always staying at the Chateau Marmont. The hotel became a work-place for him as he always liked to make pictures in genuine rather than constructed environments. He used the character and mood of familiar places as the sites in which to pose his subjects.
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Newton, Archives du Nuit, Schirmer, 1992, pl.47.