After Dinner, Paris (1977), photographed by the one and only Helmut Newton.
“Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.” –Margaret Thatcher, on her election as prime minister in 1979.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died of a stroke, at age 87, at the Ritz Hotel in London. An incomparable figure in British and world politics, Baroness Thatcher was the country’s only female premier.
Here, she is pictured in a 1991 portrait by Helmut Newton.
After Dinner, Paris (1977) by celebrated fashion photographer Helmut Newton.
Just in time for New York Fashion Week, we are thrilled to debut our latest auction, à la mode: Fashion Photography. From Irving Penn to Helmut Newton and Patrick Demarchelier, be prepared to see some of the most fabulous fashion photography ever created.
Flip through the album for a quick look, and preview the entire auction here.
Nude in Seaweed
German photographer Helmut Newton is most famous for his provocative, studied photographs of nudes.
While in Paris, he worked for French Vogue, and later Playboy and other publications during the 1950s and 1960s, traveling frequently throughout the world on assignments. Known for the dramatic lighting and the unconventional poses of his models in his photographs, Newton’s work has been characterized as obsessive and subversive. The artist incorporates persistently-overt sexuality into the narratives of his images.
His 1976 work, Nude in Seaweed, St. Tropez, is part of our Fifty Shades: A Photography Sale on artnet Auctions.
Office Love, Paris (1976) by famed Vogue photographer Helmut Newton.
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We are very excited to debut Fifty Shades: A Photography Sale on artnet Auctions! The sale includes artworks by celebrated photographers such as Brasaï, Helmut Newton, and Patrick Demarchelier. Discover the most alluring and beautiful works that nude photography has to offer.
A classic: Helmut Newton’s Office Love, Paris (1976).
Remembering Helmut Newton
Photographer Helmut Newton was born on this day in 1920 to a Jewish family in Berlin.
Allegedly, he received his first camera at 12 years old, often neglecting his studies in school to pursue his life-long passion of photography.
Today, Newton is most famous for his work as a fashion photographer; he frequently created work for Vogue magazine. The photographer is also well-known for his provocative, studied, photographs of nudes.
Helmut Newton In Berlin
Helmut Newton’s amazing White Women/ Sleepless Nights/ Big Nudes exhibition opened over the weekend in Berlin.
The exhibition was curated for the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and assembles the work of Newton’s first three book publications.
Helmut Newton’s Paris Experience
Helmut Newton’s proclivity for the unusual, particularly in sexual contexts, is attributed to his early years, when his older brother showed him the “red light” district of Berlin.
This early exposure would later lead him to create studies that altered the course of fashion photography.
His gorgeous 1976 photograph, Woman in Fur Coat Adjusting Stocking, Paris, is now live for bidding in artnet Auctions.