Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sumo by Helmut Newton

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication of SUMO by Hemut Newton Taschen have published a new edition of this record breaking book.

Originally published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, it quickly sold out despite its €7500 price tag. The book which weighed in at a massive 35.4 Kilos came with its own display stand designed by Philippe Stark. In 2000 the book broke the record for the most expensive book published in the 20th century, when Sumo copy number one, which was autographed by over 100 of the book’s featured celebrities, sold at auction in Berlin for €320,000.

This new edition, while smaller in dimensions and weight is still a big book, and features over 400 pictures covering every aspect of Helmut Newton’s career from his fashion photographs to his nudes and celebrity portraits. A must have for all art and photography fans the book comes with its own display stand and a special “Making of” Booklet and is much more affordable than the original edition

Sumo by Helmut Newton

Published by Taschen

Available in store, priced at €124.99.

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