"The Monocle Years" Karl Lagerfeld 16x20 Vintage Silver Gelatin Print by Helmut Newton Photography

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This candid portrait for a young, monocled Karl Lagerfeld was taken in 1973, at a time when he was producing ambitious collections for Chloé. Both men forged up a lasting friendship, connecting over their shared love of photography. Lagerfeld was a great admirer and collector of Newton’s work- recently noting during an interview with Aperture magazine; “I collect Helmut Newton, tons of them. Very beautiful and huge ones. The last thing I received from him was a beautiful photo of David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini”.

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 carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985. This vintage fine art photograph 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. This print has been stored in conservation condition.

If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your Original Helmut Newton purchase, you may return it 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.




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