Helmut Newton. SUMO. 20th Anniversary
Helmut Newton (1920-2004) always showed a healthy disdain
for the easy or predictable, so it's no surprise that the SUMO
was an irresistible project. The idea of a book the size of a
private exhibition, with spectacular images reproduced to
state-of-the-art origination and printing standards, emerged from
an open, experimental dialogue between photographer and publisher.
With the SUMO weighing in-boxed and shrink-wrapped-at 35.4 kg
(just under 80 pounds), Newton created a landmark book that stood
head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, both in terms
of conceptual extravagance and technical specifications. Published in
an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, the SUMO sold out soon
after publication and quickly multiplied its value. It now features in numerous
collections around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art.
The legendary copy number one, signed by more than 100 of the book's
featured celebrities, broke the record for the most expensive book published
in the 20th century, sold at an auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000 for 620,000
German marks-about 317,000 euros. Now, this XL edition celebrates 20 years
of SUMO, the result of a project conceived by Helmut Newton some years ago.
Revised by his wife June, the volume gathers 464 images and a new booklet
that takes us through the making-of this publishing venture-a spectacular tribute to
the larger-than-life Helmut Newton, now in a friendly format.
ISBN : 978-3836578196
페이지 : 464 pages
사이즈 : 28.6 x 6.2 x 40 cm
표지 : Hardcover
언어 : Multilingual