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16th Arrondissement, Paris

Accession Number
1984/1.277.9

Title
16th Arrondissement, 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, two women meet in a doorway in the famously affulent 16th arrondissement in Paris where Newton resided. In the apartment, a maid stands staring anxiously at an upperclass woman who forcefully places her hand holding a clutch on the doorframe and stands with her other hand on her hip. 

Physical Description
This photograph depicts two women facing each other in the door way of an upper class apartment.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
doors
doorways
female
females
figures (representations)
interior spaces (spaces by location)
interiors
maids (servants)
modern and contemporary art
standing

8 Related Resources

Celebrity
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Decadence
(Part of 5 Learning Collections)
Femmes Fatales
(Part of 8 Learning Collections)
Horror
(Part of 8 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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