This collection of vintage silver gelatin Helmut Newton prints is available directly from the private collection of Global Images co-founder Norman Solomon, who produced the "Private Property" collection for Helmut Newton in the mid 1980's. The collection featured box sets of 48 prints available in two sizes and held gallery openings in London, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Following several years of poor sales Newton gifted the remaining inventory, as well as additional images, transparencies, and polaroids to Solomon as recognition and payment for the unsuccessful campaign. Newton, Solomon, and John Dunnicliff, Newton's agent at the time, held this meeting at the world famous Chateau Marmont Hotel on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles where Newton resided until his passing in 2004.
Following his passing the majority of Newton's work worldwide was collected by the Helmut Newton Foundation and sent to their museum in Germany as directed by the late photographer's will. For years the Foundation pursued Solomon and Dunnicliff insisting that they either destroy the inventory Newton had given them or relinquish it to the Foundation in Germany. Armed with written agreements and documents supporting their position, Solomon and Dunnicliff were granted the legal rights the the collection and inventory they had been given in 2012. This authentication of the collection and acceptance by the Foundation created the only known collection authenticated by agreement with the Estate to this date. This scarcity has made Newton prints increase in value steadily over the 17 years since his passing, most recently hitting a record of o1.8m in June 2019. We supply Newton inventory to a handful of sister fine art galleries worldwide and as the direct source work diligently to maintain a balanced and collectable inventory for enthusiasts and investors alike.
All prints are accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon detailing the 2012 agreement with the Helmut Newton Estate. All images shown are in our gallery inventory and ship immediately. Special orders items not in gallery please allow 2 weeks. All prints are unframed and are shipped priority complimentary worldwide. 45 day return or exchange policy on unopened items.