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Helmut Newton: Sumo. Edited and designed by June Newton.




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Stock No.: 241044
Published: 1999

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Koln: Taschen 1999. Super elephant folio (50 x 70cm and weighing approx. 30kg). Original illustrated cloth with cover design by Angelika Taschen. Spine titled in blue. In matching pictorial dustjacket. Limited edition numbered and signed by the artist. With chromo-plated book stand designed by Philippe Starck. Complete with over 400 photographic full-page plates most of which are published here for the first time covering Newton's prolific career as a photographer. Mint in its original packing case as issued. NOTE: Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the 20th century's best-known fashion photographers. He was especially famous for his many studies of nude women. He established a particular style marked by erotic stylised scenes often with sado-masochistic and fetishistic subtexts. Born in Berlin Germany the son of a Jewish garment factory owner he fled Nazi Germany in 1938 working briefly as a photographer for the Straits Times in Singapore before serving with the Australian Army during WWII. In 1948 he married the Australian actress June Browne. Post war he worked as a freelance photographer producing fashion shoots and work for magazines such as 'Playboy'. In 1961 he settled in Paris where his career as a fashion photographer flourished. It was in Paris that his own particular style developed. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s his notoriety and fame greatly increased. In later life he lived in Monte Carlo and Los Angeles.

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Published: 1999

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