"Model Adjusting Stocking" Vintage Silver Gelatin Print by Helmut Newton Photography
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In ‘Tomb of Talma’, Helmut Newton’s infatuation with the surrealist photography of 1930’s Paris comes to the fore. Drawing on the work of Brassai, Man Ray and Edward Steichen, all who had a preoccupation with the surreal potential of antique public sculpture; Newton creates interesting plays between the animate and inanimate, the living and the dead at the famous Parisian graveyard, Pere Lachaise. Known for his revolutionary and provocative use of location, his work at Pere Lachaise remains some of his most artistic to this day.
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 fine art print 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.