Tomb of Talma


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 ‘Tomb of Talma’, Helmut Newton’s infatuation with the surrealist photography of 1930’s Paris comes to the fore. Drawing on the work of Brassai, Man Ray and Edward Steichen, all who had a preoccupation with the surreal potential of antique public sculpture; Newton creates interesting plays between the animate and inanimate, the living and the dead at the famous Parisian graveyard, Pere Lachaise. Known for his revolutionary and provocative use of location, his work at Pere Lachaise remains some of his most artistic to this day.

Well, it takes a certain amount of money. And I've got to see pictures of the person ahead of time. If I don't like the way the person looks I won't do it.


Helmut Newton

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Photoshoot Details

Location : Pere Lachaise, Paris
Date         : 1977


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Small: 30 x 41 cm (12 X 16")

Medium: 41 x 51 cm (16 X 20")


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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