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    HELMUT NEWTON (German/Australian, 1920-2004)
    Tied-Up Torso, Ramatuelle, 1980
    Gelatin silver
    18-3/4 x 18-3/4 inches (47.6 x 47.6 cm)
    Signed, titled, dated and editioned '2/10' in pencil with artist's copyright and reproduction stamps on verso.

    FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

    LITERATURE
    Lamarche-Vadel, Helmut Newton, Editions du Regard, 1981, p. 31;
    Vogue, Paris, November 1981, p. 169;
    Lagerfeld, Helmut Newton 47 Nudes, Thames and Hudson, 1982, p. 31, (another example illustrated, all of the above) .

    In this image Henriette Allais models at Newton's home near Saint Tropez at Ramatuelle. Henriette is best known as the subject of Newton's iconic image 'Big Nude III'. Newton was largely influenced by Surrealism, particularly the work of artists Man Ray, Paul Delvaux, and Hans Bellmer; the influence of which can been seen when we examine Man Ray's sculpture, 'Vénus Restaurée'. Newton's intentional employment of the natural afternoon sunlight in Saint Tropez dramatically highlights the contours of the female form in much the same way that the binding string does. Known for his provocative imagery, Newton's 'Tied-Up Torso' perfectly summarizes the confrontational nature and surrealist undertones of his collective body of work.




    Condition Report*: Overall size of the unmounted sheet size is 24 x 20 inches; three half-moon crimps in the lower right corner; one half-moon crimp located 11 inches over and 1-1/2 inches up from bottom right corner; half-moon crimp in figures left elbow region and half-moon crimp in upper left corner, all only visible in raking light; two diagonal creases in the top right corner outside image, the longest one measures 6 1/8 inches, with the shorter one measuring 1 inch; two very faint areas of adhesive residue located along bottom edge in the margin outside of image area only visible on close inspection; scattered faith discolorations in the margins verso.
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    October, 2014
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