'Sie Kommen!' — record breaking sale

Smashing its estimate of $600k, Helmut Newton’s famous diptych ‘Sie Kommen!’ which first appeared in French Vogue in 1981, was sold by Phillips for $1,820,000 at the Photographs sale on 4th April, New York. This is a personal record for Newton, and these become some of the most expensive photographs ever sold.

‘Sie Kommen!, French  Vogue , Paris, 1981 (dressed)’ © The Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

‘Sie Kommen!, French Vogue, Paris, 1981 (dressed)’ © The Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

‘Sie Kommen!, French  Vogue , Paris, 1981 (undressed)’ © The Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

‘Sie Kommen!, French Vogue, Paris, 1981 (undressed)’ © The Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography