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Mercedes at Home

Accession Number
1984/1.277.1

Title
Mercedes at Home

Artist(s)
Helmut Newton

Artist Nationality
Australian

Object Creation Date
1975

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 13/16 in x 8 1/16 in (30 cm x 20.48 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Gerald and Selma Lotenberg

Subject matter
A photograph from a portfolio of images in which Helmut Newton depicts celebrities, designers and models in highly contrived poses and often placed in decadent scenes. In this photograph, a woman named Mercedes poses with her arms crossed and gaze to the side. Surrounded by books and photographs, she appears put-off. Mercedes looks away from the camera as her fur coat opens to reveal her nude body.

Physical Description
A photograph of a glamorous woman standing in her home, wearing only a fur coat, necklaces and heels. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
book
coats (garments)
fashion photographs
female
females
fur (hair material)
interior spaces (spaces by location)
interiors
modern and contemporary art
nudes
nudes (representations)
photographs
standing
wealth

8 Related Resources

Celebrity
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Decadence
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Femmes Fatales
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Home
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Horror
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Photographic Portraiture 1970-1989
(Part of: Identity and Self-Understanding)

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