Helmut Newton, Jenny Kapitän, Hotel Dorian, Berlin


Size: Paper 28x41, Image 23 x 35 cm

Material: Original lithograph

Dated: 1977

Signature: Titled & dated on verso

Edition: Limited

Numbered: /

Series: Special Collection from 1979

Certificate of authenticity: not included

Publisher: Congreve Publishing Company New York

Condition: Good (B), slightly aged paper, signs of handling

Frame: Not included, optional

About the edition:

Special Collection is a folder that contains 24 photos that Helmut Newton himself has selected. Photos representative of his success in fashion photography. The folder contains studio photos, garden photos, photos from Paris, Croix-Valmer, Nice, Pére-Lachaise, Berlin, Capri, Hollywood ... The people on The images include Jenny Captain, Jane Kirby, Patti Hansen, Bergstrom, published by Congreve Publishing Co., New York, made in New York by Rapoport Printing Corporation, previously published by Quartet Books Limited, London.

About the artist:

Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential fashion photographers of all time. Born in Berlin, he arrived in Australia in 1940 and married June Brunell (a.k.a. Alice Springs) eight years later. He first achieved international fame in the 1970's while working principally for French Vogue, and his celebrity and influence grew over the decades. Newton preferred to shoot in streets or interiors, rather than studios. Controversial scenarios, bold lighting, and striking compositions came to form his signature look. In 1990 he was awarded the Grand Prix National for photography; in 1992 the German government awarded him Das Grosse Verdienstkreuz for services to German culture, and he was appointed Officer des Arts, Lettres et Sciences by S.A.S. Princess Caroline of Monaco. In 1996, he was appointed Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by Philippe Douste-Blazy, the French Minister of Culture.

Working and living in close companionship with his wife until his death at 83, his images remain as distinctive, seductive and original as ever.