Unopened First Edition! Mint!
Extremely Rare unopened Helmut Sumo Book that is still wrapped in the original tissue paper with the limited edition sticker sealing the tissue paper. Still remains in original Styrofoam packaging and includes everything this book would have original come with in the original state it would have come with new. The box that would have wrapped these internal boxes that are photoed is not included.
If you know anything about this book you know that it shattered every record on the planet when it was release. 10k copies selling at $10k a piece. The book is near impossible to find still wrapped in the original tissue paper and unopened. This is in its most collectible state! Extremely rare and available at the best off option!
PHOTOS: The first three photos showing the book are the actual book in its original condition. The second two photos are to show the size and what it would look like if you were to take it out of its sealed tissue paper. The series number has been covered to protect its identity in the series. Note the box sustained damage that you see in the photos and has been discarded. As you can see the Styrofoam case is still in tact and will ship with everything photoed outside the original box that was wrapped around it
400+ images, the most important, intriguing and influential photographic works of Helmut Newton, in the Fashion and Nude fields.
Dimensions: 47' x 31'½ x 6'.
Weight: approx. 70 lbs.
Stand: stainless steel, designed by Philippe Starck.
Limited Edition: #xxxxx out of 10000.
Published by Taschen.
SUMO is a titanic book in every respect: it is a tribute to the twentieth centuryâ€™s most influential, intriguing and controversial photographer. 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. SUMO is a truly unique publication.
SUMO, edited by June Newton, features a wide selection of over 400 pictures, most of which are published for the first time, covering every aspect of Newton outstanding career in photography: from his stunning fashion photographs, which pointed the way for generations of photographers, to his nudes and celebrity portraits.
In defiance of the much-loved Japanese discipline that inspired the title of this colossal work, there is no need for it's proud owner to wrestle with SUMO. Philippe Starck has designed a unique device for displaying the book at home.
SUMO is available to all Newton fans and photo devotees in a limited edition of 10,000 copies, all numbered and signed by the artist.