“The biggest and most expensive book production from the 20th century”
Limited edition of 10,000 copies worldwide, each signed and numbered by Helmut Newton. Includes a bookholder designed by Philippe Starck.
SUMO is a titanic book in every respect: it’s a tribute to the twentieth century’s most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer, Helmut Newton. Measuring 50 x 70 cm (20 x 27.5 inches) and weighing approx. 30 kg (66 lb.), the book contains 464 pages, breaking any previous record, making this book the largest and most expensive book costing a staggering £9,000. SUMO is a truly unique publication, a larger than life book that portrays Newton’s work in the most beautiful and bold way.
SUMO, edited by June Newton (his wife), features a wide selection of over 400 pictures, most of which were published for the first time in this book, covering every aspect of Newton’s outstanding career in photography: from his stunning fashion photographs, which pointed the way for generations of photographers, to his nudes and celebrity portraits. All copies of SUMO are of a limited editions of 10,000 copies, all numbered and signed by the man titled as the “King of Kink”.
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