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Violetta, Paris



Helmut Newton

Germany, United States of America, France

1920 – 2004

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Violetta des Bains
    Media category
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Print 10, Suite I, Edition 5/75
    36.1 x 24.1 cm image; 40.5 x 30.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. verso, pencil "Helmut Newton". Not dated.

    Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1995 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine
    Not on display
    Accession number
    Unable to display image due to copyright restrictions © Estate of Helmut Newton
    Artist information
    Helmut Newton

    Works in the collection


  • About

    Born in Berlin, Germany, Helmut Newton emigrated to Australia in 1940. He married actor June Browne with whom he relocated to Europe in the late 1950s. By the 1970s, Newton had gained a reputation with his high-contrast photographs of erotically-charged Amazonian models. His oeuvre is regarded as one of the most important in photographic history for his representation of women not as passive objects in the economy of images but persuasive subjects. He said in 1987 that much of his most renowned work would never have been made were it not for his wife’s encouragement: ‘When [June] was really sick, I truly didn’t think I would take another picture....She got me back into it...Women are much stronger than men – in every possible way. I truly believe that.’

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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