Chez Patou


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 French Vogue in 1977, ‘Chez Patou’ is a dramatic take on the atelier model. Laced with attitude and independence, Newton reveals the inner character of the models otherwise suppressed by the function of their task. Here, the model not the clothing becomes the focus of the photograph. When Newton did shoot indoors, he preferred to use the ateliers of his artist and designer friends in Paris.

There must be a certain look of availability in the women I photograph. I think the woman who gives the appearance of being available is sexually much more exciting than a woman who's completely distant. This sense of availability I find erotic.


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location     :     Paris
Date             :     1977
Magazine    :     Vogue (France)


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 41cm x 30cm | Edition: 1
Medium: 51cm x 41cm | Edition: 4


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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