February 15, 2014

SUMO Sized Celebrity Tombstones





Annie Leibovitz SUMO-Sized TASCHEN Book:

The latest addition to its SUMO volumes, TASCHEN presents a limited edition book of photographs by famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz. Over two and a half feet tall and weighing 57 pounds, the enormous book comes with its own Marc Newson-designed stand. Leibovitz drew from over 40 years of work, starting with the reportage she created for Rolling Stone in the 1970s and extending through the stylized portraiture of her work for Vanity Fair and Vogue. A supplementary book contains essays by Leibovitz, Graydon Carter, Paul Roth, and Hans Ulrich Obrist and short texts describing the subjects of each of the over 250 photographs. Limited to a total of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, this book is now available online for $2,500 USD.
The Collector’s Edition is available in four different dustjackets:
Whoopi Goldberg, Berkeley, California, 1984
Keith Haring, New York City, 1986
David Byrne, Los Angeles, 1986
Patti Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978


Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 15, 2014 7:34 PM
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Next Christmas there will be a stack of them in the doorway of the Barnes and Noble for $19.99 each.

Posted by: Fat Man at February 15, 2014 9:17 PM

...sitting on a pallet jack.

Posted by: waltj at February 15, 2014 11:22 PM

Why choose ugly for the covers?

Posted by: ErisGuy at February 16, 2014 1:07 AM

Must it have a dust jacket? Ick.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 16, 2014 4:22 AM

Make for nice bonfire material.

Posted by: ghostsniper at February 16, 2014 6:47 AM

How did horrible words like 'reportage' and 'signage' make it into the language, and how do we remove them?

Posted by: Lorne at February 16, 2014 9:05 AM

"Why choose ugly for the covers?"

Because most of the world is ugly.

Posted by: Potsie at February 16, 2014 11:18 AM

I seem to remember walking over (spray painted on the sidewalks?... I can't find any reference to these on line... maybe imitators?) Haring street art in Manhattan while I was in college. Strange man-dogs and faceless men whose arms were snakes. I thought it was the work of some satanic cult, really.

Posted by: el baboso at February 16, 2014 12:08 PM

One question about the Nicholson photo. Why are the headlights in the rear of the car?

Posted by: Doug at February 17, 2014 6:13 AM

That first picture? The woman on the couch? That's one of the sexist pictures I've seen in a long time. I guess beauty (or at least sexiness) is in the eye of the beholder.

Posted by: Waidmann at February 17, 2014 9:34 AM

That woman is actress Scarlett Johansen, touted to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. I don't know, never met her, but IMHO beauty entails more than physical beauty. She is a great little actress though, or so I think.

Posted by: Jack at February 17, 2014 1:40 PM