Woman into Man


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


Helmut Newton and David Bowie were close friends through the 80’s working together on many portraits of both David Bowie and his alter-ego, Ziggi Stardust. In many ways, ‘Women into Man’ shows the influence of Bowie’s Ziggi Stardust on Newton’s transgressive ideas of gender. Shot for Vogue in 1976, Newton presents two women as an avante-garde conception of femininity - at once masculine and promiscuous. Situated in a hotel lobby, Newton plays with themes of self-control and the boundaries between the public and private spheres. Much of Newton’s androgynous work featured the clothes of Yves Saint Laurent, the designer whose career Newton helped to launch.

I used to hate doing color. I hated transparency film. The way I did color was by not wanting to know what kind of film was in my camera.


Helmut Newton

Artwork Highlights


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Photoshoot Details

Location     :     Paris
Date              :     1979
Magazine    :     Vogue (France)
Designer     :     Yves St Laurent


Material

Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Sizes

Medium: 51cm x 41cm | Edition: SOLD OUT


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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