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Christie’s : New auction record for Helmut Newton!


Christies sold this past week Helmut Newton’s “Big Nude III” (Variation)Paris, photographed in 1980 and printed in the 1990s, sold for US$2.34 million. And as Christie’s Darius Himes states : It is a new World Record at auction for a photograph by this handsome young chap, Helmut Newton!”

HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004)
“Big Nude III” (Variation), Paris
Price realised USD 2,340,000
Estimate USD 800,000 – USD 1,200,000

signed, titled, dedicated ‘For Rudi!’ and numbered ‘e.a.I’ in ink on accompanying certificate of authenticity
gelatin silver print, flush-mounted on board
framed: 77 1⁄4 x 43 5⁄8 in. (196.2 x 110.8 cm.)
Photographed in 1980 and printed in the 1990s, this is the only hitherto recorded print of this image.


The artist
Rudolf Kicken, Berlin, 1990s, gift of the artist
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2003


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