1 July 2009,
Price realised GBP 17,500
GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
Big Nude II, Paris, 1980
gelatin silver print, printed 1982
signed, titled and dated in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps on verso
18¼ x 14in. (46.3 x 35.5cm.)
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From the key first series of Big Nudes, conceived as elements within a picture story for French Vogue, inspired by the full-length life-size portraits of terrorists made for identification by the German police.
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Lamarche-Vadel (ed.), Helmut Newton, Editions du Regard, 1981, p.52.
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