Helmut Newton, ‘Winnie at the Negresco, Nice’, Fine Art Auctions Miami
Helmut Newton, ‘Winnie at the Negresco, Nice’, Fine Art Auctions Miami

In Winnie At The Negresco, Nice, Helmut Newton photographed his blonde model leaning over the balcony of the luxury hotel. While she seems to be comfortably resting on a thick fur coat, the rest of her body is bare, making for an intriguing contrast. Newton often shot mannequins either posed with models or on their own, raising questions about their agency in the scenes depicted. They are iconic images that have shaped fashion portraiture, inspired countless photographers, and created lasting impressions on everyone who has seen them. —Courtesy of Fine Art Auctions Miami

Signature: Long personal message by Helmut Newton on verso.

From the private collection of Marilyn Grabowski.

About Helmut Newton

Dubbed the “King of Kink”, influential fashion photographer Helmut Newton made his name shooting models in striking, provocative black-and-white photographs for Vogue. “If a photographer says he is not a voyeur, he is an idiot,” he once said. Newton is considered to have imbued fashion photography with narrative depth, giving context to his subjects by creating stylized, dreamlike scenes. Vogue’s U.S. editor-in-chief Anna Wintour once described his work as “synonymous with Vogue at its most glamorous and mythic.” Newton was married to fellow photographer Alice Springs, and he led a glamorous life, associating with the likes of Billy Wilder, Dennis Hopper, and Robert Evans. He was particularly influential to the careers of the photographers Mark Arbeit, Just Loomis, and George Holz, who served as his assistants.

German-Australian, 1920-2004, Berlin, Germany