Book# 20575

Newton, June (ed.)

Helmut Newton.

Ort   Köln et al.
Verlag   Taschen
Jahr   1999
Auflage   Limited edition of 10.000 numbered and signed copies
Einband   hb. in original ill. dustjacket
Illustration, Ausstattung   b&w and color photographs
Medium   Buch


Text engl. - Illustrated with over 400 full-page reproductions of Newton's striking photographs and boldly signed by Newton. Oversize folio, photo-pictorial boards; photo-pictorial dust jacket. A bold and ambitious publication, this monograph weighs nearly 70 pounds and was issued with a chrome stand, designed by Philippe Starck, to accommodate its size and weight. - “This is Taschen’s so-called “Sumo” book, a unique and impressive production, oversized and weighing about 35 kg. The book comes with a stainless steel book rest, specially designed by Phillipe Starck (the functionality of which is doubtful as the book cannot be opened on this stand without the danger of falling down). The book sold for 3000.00 DM until Jan. 31, 2000, when the new prize for the remaining copies was set to 5000.00 DM, and was sold, until 08.2009, for ca. 7100 € at auction. ”(HCA). - Other edition: Several smaller format editions 2009-11.
5000.00 DM. - Versandkatalog Frölich & Kaufmann Nr. 04/2004: 3000.00 €. - Internet PR note dated Tue, 20 Jul 2004 15:53:01 +0200 from Veronika Weller “Dear colleagues, Last Sunday, July 18th [2004], a copy of SUMO fetched the amount of EUR 6.800 at a Sotheby's auction in Vence in the South of France. If you add the usual 20% commission and 4% of VAT, it shows that the book was worth the amount of EUR 8432 (US$ 10.488) to its new owner. This should be very motivating for the sales of the remaining SUMO copies...”. - Cat. Swann Galleries (NYC), Photographic Literature & Photographs, sale 2164, lot 151, 15.05.2008: estimate 5000-7500 $. - Important Photobooks & Photographs. Auction cat. Swann Galleries, New York, 13.12.2011, sale no. 2265, lot 320: 3.000-4.500 $ (estimate; creased near spine, tears inexpertly repaired with tape, slightly discolored).
Photographie 20. Jahrh. Aktphotographie Modephotographie Portraitphotographie Monographie Newton, Helmut 

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