16 - 17 December 2008
HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
Hugh Hefner's Projection Room, Beverly Hills, 1986
gelatin silver print
credited, titled, dated and annotated in an unknown hand in ink (on the verso)
10½ x 10½in. (26.6 x 26.6cm.)
Christie's, New York, Playboy at 50, December 17, 2003, lot 272.
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Helmut Newton's Illustrated, no. 2, Schirmer Mosel, 1987, unpaginated;
Playboy: Helmut Newton, Chronicle, 2005, p. 132.
Post Lot Text
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