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Model and Meccano Set, Paris

Accession Number
1984/1.277.4

Title
Model and Meccano Set, Paris

Artist(s)
Helmut Newton

Artist Nationality
Australian

Object Creation Date
1976

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
12 3/16 in x 8 1/16 in (30.96 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 model stands on a balcony at the Hilton Hotel in Paris. Her arms are outstretched as she leans gracefully on the railing. The Eiffel Tower, which Newton referred to as a Mecanno set, is framed in the background of the scene. The woman wears a long, open sweater and sheer underwear, one breast exposed as she looks toward the camera.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a woman standing on a balcony looking over a cityscape. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Paris
balconies
balcony
female
females
figures (representations)
hotels (public accommodations)
models (people)
modern and contemporary art
nudes
nudes (representations)
standing
tower
towers (single built works)

7 Related Resources

Celebrity
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Decadence
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Home
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Paris, Scenes and Artists, 19th and 20th Centuries
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Photographic Portraiture 1970-1989
(Part of: Identity and Self-Understanding)

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