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Mannequins, Quai d'Orsay, Paris

Accession Number
1984/1.277.6

Title
Mannequins, Quai d'Orsay, Paris

Artist(s)
Helmut Newton

Artist Nationality
Australian

Object Creation Date
1977

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, two female models embrace and kiss. The first woman is nude and her arm extends stiffly as if she is a mannequin. The second wears a suit that exposes her chest as she embraces the nude woman within this decorated interior space.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts two models standing in an elegant interior. They are embracing and kissing, posed to appear as mannequins. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
carpets
female
figures (representations)
interior spaces (spaces by location)
interiors
models (people)
modern and contemporary art
nudes
nudes (representations)
painting
painting (image-making)
standing
table

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(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
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(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
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(Part of 3 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)
Robots and Other Automata
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Gender Trouble
(Part of: Masculinities)
Intimacy, Care, and Desire
(Part of: Masculinities)

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