Le Cadre Noir de Saumur


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


In ‘Le Cadre Noir de Saumur’, Helmut Newton is at his candid best, creating suggestive narratives that play on the imagination of the voyeur. Taken at France’s military riding ground Le Cadre Noir, one of the most prestigious riding schools in the world, Newton’s fun imagination and revolutionary use of location comes to the fore. Newton’s interest in established dialogues of dominance and the male gaze is also well articulated - here added to - almost comically - by the heads of the horses.

Growing up, I was surrounded by Nazi imagery, like everybody in Germany, and for a boy obsessed with photography it left an indelible impression on me.


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Date            :     1980


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 30cm x 41cm | Edition: 2
Medium: 41cm x 51cm | Edition: 3


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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