Upstairs at Maxim’s

Upstairs at Maxim’s


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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'Upstairs at Maxim's' (1978) indulges in one of Newton's most famous motifs - the mannequin. Set in a famous French restaurant, Newton subtly plays with our optical capacity to read suggested form. For only after one notices the detached hand of the model does Newton's work reveal is imaginative artificiality. This clever illusion presents not fashion as the subject of the photo but Newton's witty creativity. The mannequin was to constantly recur within Newton's imagery, influenced by his interest in Surrealist sculpture and its ability to create interesting dialogues surrounding agency, irreality and sincerity of fashion.

“I am very attracted by bad taste-it is a lot more exciting than that supposed good taste which is nothing more than a standardized way of looking at things.”


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location  : Paris

Date         : 1975-8

Magazine: Vogue (France)

Designer : Chanel


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 30 x 41 cm (12 x 16″) | Last One


Medium: 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20″)


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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Vivianne F., Hotel Volney Model in Bra and Stockings on Bed

Vivianne F., Hotel Volney
Model in Bra and Stockings in Bed


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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Helmut Newton was a master storyteller who consistently built photographic narrative using subtle detailing and exquisite composition. In 'Viviane F', Newton plays with our imaginations, constructing an open-ended narrative centred around the phone, gloves and purse, newspaper and live television. This intimate portrait reveals a sophisticated, intelligent woman reflecting perhaps on an important call before the night's entertainment.

“The photographs don’t arouse me. All I can think about is the hard work it took to make them.”


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location  : New York 

Date         : 1972

Magazine: American Vogue


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 30 x 41 cm (12 x 16″)


Medium: 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20″)


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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White Feathers Cruising in Venice

White Feathers Cruising in Venice


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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'White feathers cruising' is taken in a rare location for Newton: Venice. While its romanticism was a source of great inspiration for Newton, he only shot in the city on a handful of occasions, here for Queen Magazine in 1966 with clothes by Femme 90 - an avant-garde designer at the time. Venice appealed to Newton for its water and elegance of the vaporetto. Here, the model's clothing sprays in the wind, leaving her enigmatically anonymous.

“Some people’s photography is an art. Mine is not. If they happen to be exhibited in a gallery or a museum, that’s fine. But that’s not why I do them. I’m a gun for hire.”


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location  : Venice

Date         : 1966

Magazine: Queen


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Size

Medium: 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20″)


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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Winnie at the Negresco

Winnie at the Negresco


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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There is perhaps no better image to exemplify the profound affect the iconic Hungarian photographer, Brassai had on the work Helmut Newton. 'Winnie in Negresco' draws almost identically from Brassai's images of call-girls taken in 1930's Paris as part of his celebrated series 'Secret Paris in the 30's'. Charmed by Brassai's conception of nocturnal Paris, Newton took up his principles of night-time photography - in particular the motif of lady leaning over the balcony. Yet in typical Newton fashion, the model's luxurious fur coat adds a touch of sophisticated eroticism to the image.

“You should feel that, under the right conditions, all women would be available.”


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location: Nice

Date       : 1975

Model    : Winnie Hollman


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 30 x 41 cm (12 x 16″)


Medium: 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20″) | Last One


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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Surprise

Surprise


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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Taken on a beach in St Tropez, 'Surprise' encapsulates the conception of femininity that Helmut Newton sought to portray through his photography. At once, both elegantly serene and sexually promiscuous, independent and an object of male gaze, Newton juxtaposes the quiet contemplation of the sitter with confrontational physicality of the woman approaching. Newton's femininity was equal parts sophisticated and unrestrained.

“I have always avoided photographing in the studio. A woman does not spend her life sitting or standing in front of a seamless white paper background. Although it makes my life more complicated, I prefer to take my camera out into the street… and places that are out of bounds for photographers have always had a special attraction for me.”


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location  : Cannes

Date         : 1981

Magazine: Vogue (France)

Designer : Barthet, Revillon, Yvan & Marzia


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Size

Medium: 51 x 41 cm (20 x 16″)


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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The Corset

The Corset


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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“It’s that I don’t like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room.”


Helmut Newton

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Material

Printed on Fuji Fine Art Photo Rag 300gsm


Sizes

Small: 30 x 41 cm (12 x 16″)


Medium: 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20″)


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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Soho Black Frame (recommended)

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Tomb of Talma

Tomb of Talma


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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In 'Tomb of Talma', Helmut Newton's infatuation with the surrealist photography of 1930's Paris comes to the fore. Drawing on the work of Brassai, Man Ray and Edward Steichen, all who had a preoccupation with the surreal potential of antique public sculpture; Newton creates interesting plays between the animate and inanimate, the living and the dead at the famous Parisian graveyard, Pere Lachaise. Known for his revolutionary and provocative use of location, his work at Pere Lachaise remains some of his most artistic to this day.

“Well, it takes a certain amount of money. And I’ve got to see pictures of the person ahead of time. If I don’t like the way the person looks I won’t do it.”


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location: Pere Lachaise, Paris

Date       : 1977


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 30 x 41 cm (12 x 16″)


Medium: 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20″)


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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Rue Aubriot

Rue Aubriot


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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In this iconic shot entitled 'Rue Aubriot', actress Vibeke Knudsen stands alone in a lamp lit Parisian street. Styled in a deliberately androgynous outfit made up of Yves Saint Laurent's cult Le Smoking dinner jacket, pin-striped wide leg formal trousers and white tie, the photography was to immortalise the Yves Saint Laurent aesthetic that took over the 70's. Newton loved to shot outdoors and this night-time scene, using only the street lighting available, was directly drawn from the nocturnal photographs of his hero, Brassai. Recalling the shoot in an interview with New York Magazine in 1988 Newton said: "Vibeke was a girl I often worked with in those days. The idea was a man-woman standing in the street at night - the street, in fact, in Paris' Marais district, where I lived for 14 years." Newton's own house can be seen in the background.

“People gave us everything for free. We were allowed only so much film per picture, but there was no limit to the creativity. I like to say that they let us loose like wild dogs in the streets of Paris.”


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location : Paris

Date        : 1975

Designer: Yves St Laurent

Model     : Vibeke Knudsen


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 30 x 41 cm (12 x 16″)


Medium: 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20″)


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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Saddle II

Saddle II


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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Newton shot this now seminal work after noticing the display cases in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré windows of Hermès. Dressed with finely crafted saddles, harnesses and bridles set next to more ephemeral fashions, Newton was to incorporate these juxtapositions and ironies in this witty, kinky and absurd series of images. Enclosed within the privacy of the domestic scene, 'Saddle II' affords us and glimpse into the forbidden world of fantasy and sexual corruption as told through the paged of Vogue Hommes.

“I find myself, after all these years, with a built-in safety-brake that stops me from doing certain things. And one of the reasons why I want to try so called hard pornography – I don’t even know whether it’s hard enough – is to see whether I will be able to overcome this. Because if there is one thing I hate, it’s good taste, to me it’s a dirty word.”


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location  : Hotel Lancaster, Paris

Date         : 1976

Magazine: Vogue Hommes


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 41 x 30 cm (16 x 12″)


Medium: 51 x 41 cm (20 x 16″)


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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Self Portrait

Self Portrait


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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Just study this picture for a moment. Newton is looking up into a ceiling mirror, topped by a model, and has the remote trigger for his camera by his left hand. A self-portrait but without his face being visible, one asks oneself if this is a self-portrait of his personality and not his physical existence, his enjoyment of woman-kind and kinky images.

“It’s that I don’t like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room.”


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location: Hotel Bijou, Paris

Date       : 1973

Model    : Helmut Newton


Material

Printed on Fuji Fine Art Photo Rag 300gsm


Size

Medium: 41 x 51 cm (16 x 20″) | Last One


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.


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This piece is extremely rare and has limited availability. If you would like to take advantage and have some pieces from our collection, please contact us immediately. Once sold, there is no guarantee they will be available again any time in the near future.

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