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[ A shirtless person with dark pants stands with one hand in their pocket alongside a pool. Another person in the pool throws a ball. ]

Helmut Newton

David Hockney, Piscine Royale, Paris , 1975

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions: 12 x 8 in. (30.48 x 20.32 cm)
Accession #: 19850974B
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation , Gift of Marvin and Carol Brown
Related Exhibitions:
Double Play
Look This Way: Portraits from the University Art Collections
Object Label:

    David Hockney (b. 1937)

    Painter, printmaker, photographer, and designer; perhaps the most important English artist living today.
Look This Way: Portraits from the University Art Collections
Much of Newton’s life was spent photographing fashion for magazines 
like Vogue. His erotically charged black and white images usually 
depicted women in controversial, provocative, and highly sexualized 
ways. Voyeuristic in nature, Newton’s work took inspiration from film noir, Expressionist cinema, the culture of sadomasochism, and surrealism. 
In his photograph of David Hockney, Newton departs from his normal 
subject matter, but is still able to achieve the extreme contrast in lighting 
and deep focus on the subject that he has in his fashion work. Debates 
continue on whether Newton’s work crosses the line towards a menacing 
stance on women.
Double Play

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