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HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)

Jenny Kapitan, Pension Dorian, Berlin, 1977

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HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
Jenny Kapitan, Pension Dorian, Berlin, 1977
gelatin silver print, printed later
signed, titled, dated, numbered '3/10' in pencil and Monte-Carlo copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps (on the verso)
22¼ x 15in. (56.6 x 38.2cm.)
Provenance
Galerie Rudolf Kicken
Literature
Newton, Sleepless Nights, Quartet, 1978, p. 87;
Newton, Special Collection 24 Photo Lithos, Quartet, 1979, pl. 1;
Newton, Private Property, Schirmer/Mosel, 1989, pl. 5;
Helmut Newton: Work, Taschen, 2000, p. 209.

Lot Essay

Newton made this study of Jenny Kapitan, a favourite model at the time who became a fashion editor, in a room in the Pension Dorian in Berlin. The dark, baroque décor so redolent of the typical Berlin interiors that Newton remembered from his childhood had an added element of history that piqued the photographer's curiosity. For this hotel had served during the war as a bordello for the upper ranks of the Nazi party -- the notorious 'Salon Kitty'.

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