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    Sale 2252

    Icons of Glamour and Style: The Constantiner Collection

    16 - 17 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 211

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Yves Saint Laurent for Stern Magazine, Saint Tropez, 1978

    Price Realised  

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Yves Saint Laurent for Stern Magazine, Saint Tropez, 1978
    unique color Polaroid print
    signed in pencil (on the verso)
    2 7/8 x 3¾in. (7.3 x 9.5cm.)


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    Provenance

    From the artist to Gert Elfering;
    Christie's, New York, 20th Century Photographs: The Elfering Collection, October 10, 2005, lot 19.


    Literature

    Stern, September 7, 1978, pp. 124-125 (final version);
    Newton, World Without Men, Quartet, 1984, pp. 68-69 (published version).


    Post Lot Text

    As we have done for the last fifteen years, June and I are spending the early summer in our house in Ramatuelle. This time I will be doing the ready-to-wear report for Stern magazine right here. I am told that all the clothes will be black, very dressy, very elegant cocktail and evening dresses.... I can already see the photos in my mind. Those great elegant models dressed totally in black, with hats and veils, black stockinged legs, high-heeled black shoes, black gloves, every inch of their skin covered, amid all these half naked men and women sunbathing on the beach.
    Helmut Newton