Blond on Blond


A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.

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Description


Shot for Vogue, ‘Blonde on Blonde’ features clothing by Yves Saint Laurent, whose career Helmut Newton is largely credited for helping to launch with avant-garde images such as this one. In this print, two identical women (one is a mannequin) stand in tantalisingly close proximity to each other, creating an imperfect but surreal mirror image. Often Newton worked in pairs, creating compositional dialogues that lent a sense of mystery and subversive tension to the work - creating untold, imaginary narratives.

I am very attracted by bad taste-it is a lot more exciting than that supposed good taste which is nothing more than a standardized way of looking at things.


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Designer     :     Yves Saint Laurent


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 41cm x 30cm | Edition: 3
Medium: 41cm x 51cm | Edition: 5


Source

Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton’s agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton’s “Private Property” series of exhibitions in 1985.


Certification

This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.

Framing Options

Soho Black Frame (recommended)

Your Investment Opportunity


This piece is extremely rare and has limited availability. If you would like to take advantage and have some pieces from our collection, please contact us immediately. Once sold, there is no guarantee they will be available again any time in the near future.

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