Helmut Newton: "Les Playmates par Helmut Newton", featuring Kathy Shower
Vintage Silver Gelatine print, 1987
Helmut Newton Studio, USA
Unique piece, printed for “Playboy" in September 1987
Sheet size 25,5 x 20 cm
Framed size 42 x 37 cm
Titled, dated and stamped by the editor on reverse and on attached note
Helmut Newton (1920 - 2004) became famous for the erotic, noirish black-and-white fashion photo-graphs he shot for magazines such as Vogue. His dreamlike photographs embraced a sense of menace and luxury, and he captured nudes, celebrities, and ornate hotels and villas with equal verve.
Helmut’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, Tate Modern, and Museum für Fotografie. His photographs have sold for over $1 million on the secondary market.
Playboy: Helmut Newton, Chronicle, 2005, Schirmer Mosel, p. 139.
PLAYBOY Magazine, September 1987