Famous works of the photographer Annie Leibovitz will be included in a SUMO-sized book, that will be released by the publishing house Taschen
In March the new limited edition book will see the light , which is a collection of works from the 40 years of career of one of the most famous photographers of our time – Annie Leibovitz . The publication will be as unusual and creative as Leibowitz herself : the width of the book will be 50 cm, length – 69 cm, and it will weigh about five pounds . A veritable collectors edition.
Annie Leibovitz is engaged in the art of photography for 40 years , and during this time she has created dozens of stellar photographic portraits that have appeared in magazines such as Vanity Fair, Vogue and Rolling Stone. For the latter , she worked since 1970 where she was chief photographer . It was December 8, 1980 when she photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono , a picture that later made the cover of Rolling Stone, being the last photo of Lennon , who was killed a few hours after the photo session .
About the project Annie Leibovitz says : “My books usually come from an edit of the work of a particular time. Or they are special projects. Most of them are pretty conventional. Big but not too big. I hadn’t thought about doing anything else until one day when the German publisher Benedikt Taschen came to me and said he wanted to publish my pictures in a limited-edition volume like the one he had made in 1999 with Helmut Newton. Helmut’s book was called Sumo. Benedikt said that Sumo was literally the biggest book, size-wise, published in the 20th century. My book is the third “sumo” book. It is over two and a half feet tall and weighs 57 pounds. Marc Newson designed a table for it. I like the idea that you can leave the book open to a page and let it stand on the table for days and then change it. It’s a collection of prints, although there are rhymes in the pagination. There are riffs. “
Limited to a total of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, this book is available as Collector’s Edition (No. 1,001–10,000) and also as Art Edition (No. 1–1,000 with a signed and numbered fine art print by Annie Leibovitz). Both editions will be presented with a book stand designed by Marc Newson and will be on sale for 2.000 euros.
The Collector’s Edition is available in four different dust-jackets:
- Whoopi Goldberg, Berkeley, California, 1984
- Keith Haring, New York City, 1986
- David Byrne, Los Angeles, 1986
- Patti Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978