Helmut Newton (Baby SUMO) by TASCHEN

hardcover book with stand and pedestal
464 pages and supplemental booklet
closed book: 14.1 x 19.7 inches, 22 lbs
height of book on stand only: 29.2 inches (74 cm)
height with pedestal: 36 inches
custom Philippe Starck bookstand
edition of 10,000 numbered copies

Delivery available in United States only; not eligible for discounts.

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We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with TASCHEN that allows us to present a selection of their extraordinary books featuring visual artists to our worldwide art and design-loving collectors. 

The original Newton SUMO was overwhelming in every respect: a 464-page homage to the most influential and controversial photographer of the 20th century, and a book that broke records for weight, dimensions, and resale price.

Published in a limited edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, the first SUMO sold out soon after release and quickly multiplied its value. As a worldwide publishing sensation, the book took the art monograph genre to an entirely new level and is today found in numerous important collections around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book’s featured celebrities, also broke the record for the most expensive book of the 20th century, selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000 for 620,000 German Marks.

Created on the occasion of the centenary of Helmut Newton’s birth and TASCHEN’s 40th anniversay this spectacular new edition editioned by June Newton is now available. Shrunk to exactly half the size of the famous 1999 original, the “BABY SUMO” is no less glamorous: With more than 400 breathtaking images, reproduced and printed to the latest standards, it still has all the scope of a private exhibition of photographs. It is likewise published in a limited edition of 10,000 copies and comes with a detailed booklet documenting the making of this major publishing event. Philippe Starck has once again designed the accompanying book stand, this time including a pedestal, as an ideal way to display the volume.

Collector's edition of 10,000 numbered copies with a bookstand by Philippe Starck. Edited and revised by June Newton.