18 May 2005
Paloma Picasso wearing dress by Karl Lagerfeld, Saint-Tropez, 5 July 1973
gelatin silver print
signed and dated in ink in margin; copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps, annotated 'Portrait of Paloma Picasso wearing dress by/Karl Lagerfeld photographed in Saint-Tropez/on the 5th of July 1973 at 11:30am and once/reproduced in French Vogue of same year' and numbered '1369/6A' in unknown hands in ink and pencil on verso.
11 7/8 x 8in. (30 x 20.5cm.)
From the artist;
with Marlborough Gallery, New York, 1978;
to the present owner.
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H. Newton, White Women, New York, 1976, p.27; Paris Vogue, November 1973.
This is as much a portrait as a fashion document: Newton styled his picture and posed his subject in ways that emphasize her strong personality. Paloma's slicked-back hair, big bracelets and dress worn à l'Amazone contribute to the dynamic impact of a picture that is among Newton's best-known images. This print has the high gloss surface achieved by drying it with the emulsion in direct contact with the glazing drum. This was a finish favoured by Newton in the mid-1970s but not used after this period. The print was most likely made by Roger at Publimod.
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