Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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 '03300' on limitation page. Elephant folio, 464 pages. This book is number 3,300 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.


    More information about Helmut Newton, also known as Newton, Helmut, Helmut Newton.

    Condition Report*: In overall very good condition. There is a crease along the length of the dust jacket about 1 1/2 inches in from the left edge. 1/2 inch tear in the center of the top edge of the dust jacket and with scattered light scuffs and creases throughout. Cover with slightly scuffed.
    *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. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    4th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 848

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Apr 4, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 9 days left to consign to the 2021 May 7 American Art Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I was very pleased with the results and with the professionalism of Alissa and Heritage Auctions! I will definitely auction with them again.
    Phyllis R.,
    Laramie, WY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search