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. Global Images carries a gorgeous collection of rare pre-1985 original vintage prints produced in small numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985. Unsigned at the time, they were sent out to major publications to stimulate interest in a photographer’s work. Most examples of Helmut Newton photography were destroyed or written over, it is very rare to find them in immaculate condition. Helmut Newton photography is coveted by collectors worldwide with auction values increasing steadily. Rare signed Silver Gelatin prints are available upon inquiry.
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.
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
This collection of Helmut Newton photography vintage prints were 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. 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. They have been stored in conservation condition and are excellent examples of vintage Helmut Newton photography.
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your Original Helmut Newton purchase, you may return your Helmut Newton photography if it's unopened from it's original packaging (you are responsible for applicable return shipping costs) within 14 days of purchase and it will go back on the card it was purchased on.