Helmut Newton: "Les Anges" - "Helmut's Angels" - Featuring Lené Hefner
Vintage Silver Gelatine print, 1988
Unique piece, printed for “Playboy"
Sheet size 25,5 x 20 cm
Framed size 42 x 37 cm
Titled, dated and stamped by the editor on reverse
Helmut Newton (1920 - 2004) became famous for the erotic, noirish black-and-white fashion photographs he shot for magazines such as Vogue. His dreamlike photographs embraced a sense of menace and luxury, and he captured nudes, celebri-ties, and ornate hotels and villas with equal verve.
This series Helmut shot for PLAYBOY in May 1988, in his late 60’s, when he still continued taking paid assignments for magazines and advertisement al-though he was already well-known for his portraits of the rich & famous and his ‘Big Nudes’.
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. 132.
PLAYBOY Magazine, May 1988