29 September 2014
There must be a certain look of availability in the women I photograph. I think a woman who gives the appearance of being available is sexually much more exciting than a woman who is completely distant. This sense of availability I find erotic.
HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
Bergstrom over Paris, 1976
chromogenic print flush-mounted on aluminum, printed later
typed title, date and number 'AP I/II' on a gallery label affixed (on the frame backing board); accompanied by a duplex color test print of the image for Helmut Newton: Sumo, Taschen, 1999
print: image/sheet/flush-mount: 42½ x 63in. (107.9 x 160cm.)
test print: approximately 14 x 20in. (35.5 x 50.7cm.) overall
With Andrea Caratsch Gallery, Switzerland
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Newton, ed., Helmut Newton, Sumo, Taschen, 1999, n.p. (double page spread)
At the time of this publication, the print is actually believed to be unique, rather than 'AP I/II' as indicated by the artist.
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