Bulgari Fitting Paris - 1980
In ‘Woman being filmed’ Newton combines two of his favourite themes: the voyeuristic gaze and empowered, nonchalant sexuality of the lady. This candid portrait of a group of onlookers fills the room with an erotic tension that plays on the psychosexual fantasies Newton so readily drew from. Provocatively unashamed to exposure gender hierarchies in a coolly detached manner, Newton’s work spoke to a politically incorrect realism that exposed fantasies modelled around the femme fatale.
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.
The print is unsigned but comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
Helmut Newton was a fashion photographer that is widely recognized as one of the most collectible and prominent photographers ever to hold a camera.