14 November 2006
Jenny in My Apartment, Paris, 1978
gelatin silver print, printed 1984
signed by photographer, variously numbered in another hand in pencil in 'Private Property' copyright credit/date stamp on verso
14¼ x 9 3/8in. (36.2 x 24cm.)
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Gibson (ed.), Nude Theory, Lustrum, 1979, p.159, for contact strip including this frame; Newton, Private Property, Schirmer/Mosel, 1989, pl.32.
The subject is Jenny Kapitan, photographed in the Newtons' new apartment, rue de l'Abée de l'Epée, Paris.
Newton explains: 'The setting is the studio in my new apartment...It is only recently that my nudes have become very, very naked, even to the point where I sometimes discard shoes...I have the feeling that these pictures represent a big departure for me...Over the last year or so, I've stated to tilt the camera to make diagonal compositions...Around 1936 [when Newton was working as a photographer's apprentice in Berlin] it was quite the thing in fashion and even portraiture.' (Quoted in Nude Theory)
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