signed, titled, dated '1984,' and annotated in pencil and with copyright and reproduction rights stamps on the reverse, framed, 1981, printed in 1984
17 by 14⅜ in. (43.2 by 34 cm.)
This print, on double-weight paper with a slight surface sheen, is in generally excellent condition. The following are visible under very close examination: three long, vertical deposits of expertly applied retouching in the right-most figure and a small fingerprint at the lower margin edge. The margin corners are very gently bumped and the upper left corner is creased diagonally; this appears to break the emulsion. There is a strip of yellowing adhesive residue along the upper edge on the residue. '#69' and '4436/6' are written in an unidentified hand in pencil 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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Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles
Vogue, Paris, November 1981, p. 165
Helmut Newton, World Without Men (Munich, 1984), p. 72
Helmut Newton, Helmut Newton: Big Nudes (Munich, 1990), unpaginated
Martin Harrison, Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945 (New York, 1991), p. 41
Zdenek Felix, The Best of Helmut Newton (New York, 1996), pl. 32
Manfred Heiting, ed., Helmut Newton: Work (Köln, 2000), p. 189
Hans-Michael Koetzle, Photo Icons: Vol. 2 (Köln, 2002), pp. 142-51
Annette and Rudolf Kicken and Simone Förster, Points of View: Masterpieces of Photography and Their Stories (Göttingen, 2007), p. 249