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    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 76

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Young Woman Lying Under My Desk, Chateau Marmont, Hollywood, 1992

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    Estimate

    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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    Literature

    Newton, Archives du Nuit, Schirmer, 1992, pl.47.