"Le Cadre Noir De Saumur, France 1985" 16x20 Vintage Silver Gelatin Print by Helmut Newton
In ‘Le Cadre Noir de Saumur’, Helmut Newton is at his candid best, creating suggestive narratives that play on the imagination of the voyeur. Taken at France’s military riding ground Le Cadre Noir, one of the most prestigious riding schools in the world, Newton’s fun imagination and revolutionary use of location comes to the fore. Newton’s interest in established dialogues of dominance and the male gaze is also well articulated- here added to- almost comically- by the heads of the horses.
This is a rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in small numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985. Always unsigned, they were sent out to major publications to stimulate interest in a photographer’s work. Most were destroyed or written over, it is very rare to find them in immaculate condition.
This collection of vintage prints were gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had performed producing the "Private Property" collection and promoting a series of exhibitions in London, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles in 1985. The collection was legally transferred to Solomon in 1986 via written agreement and further ratified in legal settlement in 2012 with the Helmut Newton Estate and Foundation in the Superior Court of Los Angeles, California, and recorded in the United States Copyright Office. This vintage print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon that details his ownership rights and authenticity supported by legal agreement. Read more about Norman Solomon and the "Private Property" collection. Read more.
About the Artist
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. Mr. Newton’s “Private Property” exhibitions were produced by agreement in Paris, London and New York City in 1985. Read more about Helmut Newton. Read more.
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