Bid now to win Fat Hand, Monte Carlo 1986 by Photographer Helmut Newton!
Artist: Helmut Newton (1920-2004)
Title: Fat Hand, Monte Carlo 1986
Year created: 1986
Medium: Silver Gelatin
Edition: Open Edition
Height (inches): 20
Width (inches): 24
This piece is unframed.
Description of piece:
Fat Hand captures the essence of 1980’s Monte Carlo, with a combination of hubris exported using a stack of bills, a huge finger diamond mounted on an overindulged hand! Helmut Newton, as were other artists of the time, was a favorite of Monaco’s Prince Rainer. He was also one of the world’s most celebrated photographers, whose uniquely edgy imagery is coveted worldwide by collectors and aficionados of photographic art. Known as “The King of Kink”, he made his name shooting models in striking, provocative black-and-white photographs for Vogue Magazine with imagery that broke the grounds of what was then considered respectful, elevating him to the ranks of the world’s most celebrated photographers. Newton created a working space for his models that was part decadent and part unorthodox — a safe microcosm in which fantasies became reality. Perhaps most famously of all, Newton engendered an environment in which his female models claimed the space around them with unapologetic poise and commanding sensuality. Amazingly, despite the fact that Newton was known for his erotically charged photography. Newton said, “The models were the same girls I used in my fashion work, giving them a certain elegance and coolness that I was looking for in my work.” - Helmut Newton - on models. "American Photo,” January / February 2000. The print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, detailing the ownership rights which are supported by an original agreement with Helmut Newton, co-signed by his Paris agent, in 1984, and supported by a further Settlement agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.
Helmut Newton was one of the world’s most celebrated photographers whose uniquely edgy imagery is coveted worldwide by collectors and aficionados of photographic art. He was known as “The King of Kink”, making his name shooting models in striking, provocative black-and-white photographs for Vogue Magazine. His imagery broke the grounds of what was then considered respectful and elevated him to the ranks of the world’s most celebrated photographers. Newton created a working space for his models that was part decadent and part unorthodox — a safe microcosm in which fantasies became reality. Perhaps most famously of all, Newton engendered an environment in which his female models claimed the space around them with unapologetic poise and commanding sensuality. Amazingly, despite the fact that Newton was known for his erotically charged photography. Newton said, “The models were the same girls I used in my fashion work, giving them a certain elegance and coolness that I was looking for in my work.” - Helmut Newton - on models. "American Photo,” January / February 2000.
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