Helmut Newton - Sumo - 2009

Helmut Newton - Sumo - 2009
Photography - Quantity: 1 - Dust jacket, other extra - see description - Book

Taschen, Cologne. 2009.

First edition, first printing of the new edition in a smaller format.

Here the sold-out edition from 2009 with the book stand and "Making Of"-booklet with translations.

The 2019 published 20th annniversary edition does not have the book stand.

New, mint, unread; still original packaged publisher's box. Book stand still sealed; never opened. Book still originally shrink-wrapped in publisher's foil; only opened once for showing the pictures inside.

Hardcover with dustjacket, with booklet, with book stand and with box. 275 x 380 mm. 464 pages. Text in english, french, german.

Perfect condition.

Originally published by Taschen in 1999 in a big-format, limited, quickly sold-out signed and numbered edition of 10.000 copies, 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 mark - about 317.000 euros.

"Helmut Newton (1920-2004) was one of the most influential photographers of all time. He first achieved international fame in the 1970s while working principally for French Vogue, and became celebrated for his controversial scenarios, bold lighting, and striking compositions in street or interior settings, rather than studios. His many titles and awards included Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres."
(from the publisher)

Lot details
Number of Books
Author/ Illustrator
Helmut Newton
Book Title
As new
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition Thus
English, French, German
Original language
Taschen, Cologne, Los Angeles
Binding/ Material
Dust jacket, other extra - see description
Number of pages
380×275 mm
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