Title: HELMUT NEWTON: PORTRAITS - Rare Fine Copy of...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 1987
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 247 pages. Published in 1987. Retrospective collection of celebrity portraits. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Helmut and June Newton: Oversize-volume format. Pale gray cloth boards with silver titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Helmut Newton. Appreciation Essay by the French designer/photographer Karl Lagerfeld. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Helmut Newton's "Portraits". His homage to cinema in general and Hollywood in particular. For starters, the cover image utilizes the now-iconic photograph of a stunningly beautiful Elizabeth Taylor in her swimming pool, dripping not in water but in the legendary jewelry identified with her, an emerald-green parrot perched on her right hand, and her water-reflection captured as a dazzle of colors. In one portrait, Helmut Newton captures both one film star's and the whole of Hollywood's glamor, decadence, and allure. Many of the celebrities in the book have agreed to pose nude for Helmut Newton. Mick Jagger, Sophia Loren, Nastassja Kinski, Debra Winger, and Grace Jones, among so many other celebrity portraits, are here, and they have all never looked more beautiful. One of Newton's favorite male celebrity subjects, Helmut Berger, is in several photographs. His subsequent suicide casts a retrospective glow to the brash nude portraits Newton took of him. "Helmut Newton has transformed the erotic fantasies of our time" (Karl Lagerfeld). Helmut Newton died in a car crash on January 23, 2004 while driving his car in Hollywood, the one place in the world (along with Berlin and Paris) that he loved the most. He is buried next to Marlene Dietrich at the Berlin Cemetery, the city's peripatetic and most successful photographer back home for good. An absolute "must-have" title for Helmut Newton collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare copy thus. 191 duotone and color plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HELMUT NEWTON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0394563212. Bookseller Inventory # 12976
Synopsis: A stunning--and shocking--collection of celebrity portraits, including an interview with Helmut Newton as an introduction. Among those portrayed are Andy Warhol, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren and many more. 23 color and 169 black-and-white photographs.
Language Notes: Text: English, German (translation)
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