'"TIED UP TORSO," RAMATUELLE'
large-format, signed, titled, dated, and editioned '6/10' in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1980 (Best of Helmut Newton, pl. 64)
18⅜ by 18⅜ in. (46.7 by 46.7 cm.)
This photograph is in generally excellent condition. When examined very closely in raking light, the following are visible: a soft crescent-shaped crease in the upper left quadrant; a hard crease in the upper left quadrant that may break the emulsion; and a few isolated deposits of original retouching. The left and right margin edges are gently rippled. None of the aforementioned detract in any way from the overall appearance of this print.
'+' is in red crayon in an unidentified hand on the reverse.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Aoyama Bell Commons, Tokyo
Acquired from the above, 1992
Phillips New York, 4 October 2018, Sale 40218, Lot 227