Collect this amazing piece, Piscine Deligny Paris 1976 by Helmut Newton!
Artist: Helmut Newton (1920-2004)
Title: Piscine Deligny Paris 1976
Year created: 1976
Medium: Silver Gelatin
Edition: Open Edition
Height (inches): 20
Width (inches): 24
This piece is unframed.
Description of piece:
This image was shot by Helmut Newton, one of the world’s most celebrated photographers. His uniquely edgy imagery is coveted worldwide by collectors and aficionados of photographic art. The photograph is the deck in La Piscine Deligny, Paris, 1975, perhaps the most glamorous “floating” public pool in history. It contained wood from a boat that transported the body of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was frequented, over the course of its 200-year life, by kings and Hollywood stars including, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Errol Flynn. La Piscine mysteriously sank to the bottom of the Seine, never to be heard from again. Newton’s shot of its loungers, offers a blissfully carefree record of a lost bohemia. 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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