Bid now to win this incredible set of Sie Kommen (Naked & Dressed, 1981 photographed by Helmut Newton!
Artist: Helmut Newton (1920-2004)
Title: “Sie Kommen” (Naked & Dressed), 1981
Year created: 1981
Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Edition: Open Edition
Height (inches): 36
Width (inches): 32
This piece is unframed.
Description of piece:
Set of Sie Kommen” Dressed & Naked [sold as a pair only] "Sie Kommen" meaning “She Comes” is one of the most iconic Newton images. It adorned his exhibitions in near life-size, providing a sculptural statement of Newton's fascination for strong yet beautiful woman. Life-sized versions of this photograph featured in Newton's "Private Property" Exhibitions in London and Paris and both of the pair, naked and dressed, photographs appear in Newton's famous book, Sumo, as well as several others. Amazingly, despite the fact that Newton was known for his erotically charged photography, it was not until he was 59 years old that he shot his first nudes. “It was not until 1980 that I photographed what I consider to be my first nude. In quick succession I executed the Big Nudes, the Naked and Dressed, and, in Los Angeles, the Domestic Nudes series. The fact that the models in these photographs were the same girls I used in my fashion work gave 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 signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.
Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the world’s most celebrated photographers whose uniquely edgy imagery is coveted worldwide by collectors and aficionados of photographic art. Helmut Newton photography is coveted by collectors worldwide with auction values increasing steadily. Newton created a working space for his models that was part decadent and part unorthodox — a safe microcosm in which fantasies became reality. And 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. His almost cinematic compositions provided a hyper-real backdrop for the provocative images of sculptural, larger-than-life women, and enhanced the themes of voyeurism and fetishism that run throughout his work.
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