• Photographs auction at Christies

    Sale 2586

    Photographs

    4 - 5 October 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

    Panoramic Nude with Revolver, Como, Italy, 1989

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    HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
    Panoramic Nude with Revolver, Como, Italy, 1989
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled and dated in pencil (on the verso); number 1 from the edition of 3
    image/sheet: 58 x 19½in. (147.8 x 50cm.)


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    In November 1992, Helmut Newton introduced an impressive selection of new work in the exhibition Archives de Nuit, at the Crédit Foncier de France, 19 place Vendôme, Paris. This show included his now-celebrated series of Domestic Nudes and a variety of unfamiliar reportage subjects - each one a perfect expression of his unique way of looking at the world.

    The exhibition also introduced a striking series of Panoramic Nudes, made on an old panoramic camera that had caught Newton's attention. The pictures were made at Lake Como, two in the grounds of the Villa d'Este, two - including Woman with Gun - in the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni.

    Provenance

    With Hamiltons Gallery, London


    Literature

    José Alvarez, Helmut Newton Archives de Nuit, Schirmer Art Books, 1992, pl. 42


    Exhibited

    Brooklyn Museum of Art, Pulp Art: Vamps, Villains and Victors from the Robert Lesser Collection, 16 May - 31 August, 2003