Helmut Newton – Best Of

HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004) Big Nude I: Lisa, Paris, 1981 gelatin silver print signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil (on the verso) 19¼ x 19in. (48.9 x 48.2cm.
 Helmut Newton: “Big Nude I, Lisa, Paris”, 1981, Gelatine Silver print, signed, titled, numbered, en verso, edition of 10, size: 19¼ x 19 in / 48.9 x 48.2 cm. Contact for Price!

About this Artwork

This photo belongs to the spectacular series “Big Nudes” from 1979-1981. All of them show similar views of the models: nude (except for high heels), strong, and as comfortable wearing only their own beauty as when they wear anything else. Each pose seems almost confrontational – except that the model appears quite aware that you, the viewer, are looking, but just aren’t worth her attention. But Helmut Newton’s contribution to the history of 20th century photography is not just provocative. Newton shows women the way they are felt at the beginning of the third millennium: sovereign and emancipated, the game rather determining than subordinate to it.

About Helmut Newton

Born in Germany in 1920 to German and American parents, Newton fled to Singapore to escape the Nazis in 1938 where he worked as a photographer before being interned by the British government to Australia. During World War II, Newton became a truck driver for the Australian army, then later married June Browne (or Brunell as she was later known), an Australian actress who later became a photographer under the pseudonym ‘Alice Springs’. Newton regained his career as a photographer in the 50’s and went into partnership with Henry Talbot in 1956. In 1961 Newton settled in Paris where he concentrated on fashion photography with masochistic and fetishistic subtexts and nude studies of women. This marked the beginning of the work that he would become famous for. In later life Newton lived in Monte Carlo and Los Angeles, where he met his death in 2004 when he suffered a heart attack whilst driving and his car hit a wall. He was 84 years old.

More Artworks by this Artist

Helmut Newton: ‘Roselyne, Chateau d'Arcangues (Salon)’, 1978, Fotoabzug, lim. Auflage 100 Exemplare, Format: 28 x 41 cm

Helmut Newton: ‘Roselyne, Chateau d’Arcangues (Salon)’, 1978, Photograph, edition of 100, size: 11 x 16 in / 28 x 41 cm. Price €  4.500,- Order Here!

Helmut Newton, Rue Aubriot, Paris

Helmut Newton: ‘Rue Abriot”, 1985, Silver Gelatin Vintage Print, edition of 7. Helmut Newton, ownership rights by his agent Norman Solomon  © The Helmut Newton Estate. Certificate of Authenticity. size: 52 x 41 cm. Price € 2.900,- Order Here!

Helmut Newton: 'Sigourney Weaver, shot on the Warner Bros film studios lot in California", 1985, Silber Gelatine Vintage Abzug. Lim. Auflage 7 Exemplare. Helmut Newton, ownership rights by his agent Norman Solomon © The Helmut Newton Estate. Certificate of Authenticity. Format: 52 x 41 cm

Helmut Newton: ‘Sigourney Weaver, shot on the Warner Bros film studios lot in California”, 1985, Silver Gelatin Vintage Print, edition of 4. Helmut Newton, ownership rights by his agent Norman Solomon  © The Helmut Newton Estate. Certificate of Authenticity. Format: 52 x 41 cm. Price € 2.900,- Order Here!

Helmut Newton - Babes in Row Boat

Helmut Newton: ‘Babes in Row Boat’, 1985, Silver Gelatin Vintage Print, edition of  7. Helmut Newton, ownership rights by his agent Norman Solomon  © The Helmut Newton Estate. Certificate of Authenticity. size: 30 x 41 cm. Price € 1.900,- Order Here!

Helmut Newton Sylvia, Vintage print, From the series “Big Nudes”, this image of Sylvia was one of ten images chosen for the posters used to promote the “Private Property” series of exhibitions at Hamiltons Gallery in London, and Christian Cheneau Galerie in Paris in 1985.

Helmut Newton: ‘Sylvia’, 1985, Silver Gelatin Vintage Print, edition of  7, from the series “Big Nudes”, for the exhibitions at the Hamiltons Gallery, London and the  Christian Cheneau Galerie, Paris in 1985. Helmut Newton, ownership rights by his agent Norman Solomon  © The Helmut Newton Estate. Certificate of Authenticity. size: 51 x 41 cm. Price € 1.900,- Order Here!

 

Helmut Newton: 'Cruising from Behind', 1985, Silber Gelatine Vintage Abzug, lim. Auflage. Helmut Newton, ownership rights by his agent Norman Solomon © The Helmut Newton Estate

Helmut Newton: ‘Cruising from Behind’, 1985, Silver Gelatin Vintage Print, edition of  10. Helmut Newton, ownership rights by his agent Norman Solomon  © The Helmut Newton Estate. Certificate of Authenticity. size: 51 x 41 cm. Price € 2.500,- Order Here!

Helmut Newton, Jeff Koons & Cicciolina, Italy, 1991, Silver gelatin print Ed. of 3. 60 x 50 cm (23 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

Helmut Newton: ‘Jeff Koons & Cicciolina, Italy’, 1991, Silver gelatin print, ed. of 3. size: 60 x 50 cm / 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. Contact for Price!

Helmut Newton- Sex doll, California 2002 Polaroid 10.3 x 10.3 cm (4 x 4 in.) Helmut Newton. © The Helmut Newton Estate

Helmut Newton: ‘Sex doll, California’2002, Polaroid, 10.3 x 10.3 cm / 4 x 4 in. Helmut Newton. © The Helmut Newton Estate. Contact for Price!

Helmut Newton, Beverly Hills Hotel, 1988, Silver gelatin print, Ed. of 3, size: 120 x 155 cm / (47 1/4 x 61 in.)

Helmut Newton: ‘Beverly Hills Hotel’, 1988, Silver gelatine print, edition of 3, size: 120 x 155 cm / (47 1/4 x 61 in.). Contact for Price!

Helmut Newton: 'In my Studio Paris' 1978, Photoabzug, Format: 27 x 40 cm, auf der Rückseite betitelt. Aus der Serie 'Special Collection", Herausgeber Rapporting Printing Company, New York.

Helmut Newton: ‘In my Studio, Paris’, 1978, Vintage Photoprint, size: 27 x 40 cm, titled enverso. From the series ‘Special Collection”, 1978, published by Rapporting Printing Company, New York. Contact for Price!

Helmut Newton: ‘Chained Up”,  Silver gelatine print by Helmut Newton. © The Helmut Newton Estate. Size: 40.5 x 29 cm. Contact for Price!

Helmut Newton: ‘Cyberwoman 2’, 2000, Silver Gelatin print, lim. Auflage 500 Exemplare. Offizieller Stempel, nmmeriert. Format: 38 x 28 cm / 14.96 x 11.02 inches

Helmut Newton: ‘Cyberwoman 2’, 2000, Silver Gelatin print, edition of 500, stamped and numbered en verso. © The Helmut Newton Estate. Size: 38  x 28 cm / 14.96 x 11.02 inches. Contact for Price!

Helmut Newton: “Cyberwoman 7″, 2000, Silver Gelatin print, edition of 500, stamped and numbered en verso. © The Helmut Newton Estate. Size: 30  x 41 cm. Contact for Price!

Helmut Newton: “Cyberwoman 7″, 2000, Silver Gelatin print, edition of 500, stamped and numbered en verso. © The Helmut Newton Estate. Size: 30  x 41 cm. Contact for Price!

About the Cyberwomen by Helmut Newton

Newton’s ‘Cyberwomen’ ride the boarder between empowerment and exploitation with unabashed sexuality; the thick, sticky scent of sensuality drips casually from the lines and curves of every subject. Yet his nudes lift the female body far from simple life studies or artist’s muse, to hold an altogether more potent self presence. Brimming with rebellious attitude through scowling faces, dangerous situations or awkward stances, they are moody, dramatic and powerful. The photo session took place in 2000, the models in the series are all posed in everyday locations around Los Angeles.