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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 conté crayon and numbered '09358' on limitation page. Elephant folio, 464 pages. This book is number 9,358 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*: Original packaging accompanies this lot; overall losses and wear to the cardboard packaging; two small circular impressions to the front dust jacket; otherwise, there are no major condition issues affecting this work.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    April, 2019
    6th Saturday
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