First Edition of the Famed Photographers Helmut Newtons Portraits; Signed by Him
Helmut Newton Portraits.
Item Number: 4089
New York: Pantheon, 1987.
First edition of this retrospective monograph of celebrity portraits by one of the best-known photographers of the twentieth century. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Helmut Newton on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With an introduction by Carol Squiers.
Helmut Newtons collection of portraits from the worlds of film, fashion, politics and culture can be considered a pantheon of VIPs. But his work is a lot more besides. From his portraits, one can see that he would have most liked to be a Roman paparazzo as he once admitted. Anyone who had a portrait made by him knew what the result would be, and by the 1980s there were absolutely no beautiful people in this world who did not want to be photographed by him! In front of his camera, both men and women peeled off their covers literally as well as figuratively. His brilliant staged creations celebrate the attractiveness and prominence of his models as well as their vanity and imperfections. Newtons top-quality work for major fashion journals and elitist art magazines is likewise first-class erotic art.