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    Helmut Newton (German/Australian, 1920-2004)
    SUMO, Monte Carlo: Taschen, first edition, 1999
    400 full-page duotone reproductions of photographs selected and edited by June Newton
    28 x 20 x 4 inches (71.1 x 50.8 x 10.2 cm)
    Signed in blue conté crayon and numbered '00577' on limitation page. Elephant folio, 464 pages. This book is number 577 from the edition of 10,000.

    This lot includes the original chrome stand designed by Philippe Starck. This extremely large and lavish volume, weighing in at over 66 pounds, is -- according to Taschen -- 'the biggest and most expensive book production of the 20th century.' A landmark in the field of photography, presenting Newton's often controversial fashion, celebrity, and nude portrait work.


    Condition Report*: In overall excellent condition. There is a 4 inch soft crease near the top of the dust jacket and two 1 inch scuff marks near the center, which are visible in racking light. The original shipping box accompanies this lot.
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    October, 2019
    4th Friday
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