16x20 Vintage Silver Gelatin
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Shot for Vogue, ‘Blonde on Blonde’ features clothing by Yves Saint Laurent, whose career Helmut Newton is largely credited for helping to launch with avant-garde images such as this one. In this print, two identical women (one is a mannequin) stand in tantalizingly close proximity to each other, creating an imperfect but surreal mirror image. Often Newton worked in pairs, creating compositional dialogues that lent a sense of mystery and subversive tension to the work- creating untold, imaginary narratives.
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