“Reality is often stranger than fiction. That’s always in the back of my mind” Annie Leibovitz (Vanity Fair)
Annie Leibovitz‘s big book is over two and a half feet tall and weighs 57 pounds! The third baby of Taschen SUMO Collection, started back in 1999 with a retrospective of Helmut Newton’s work, was officially launched last night at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles by Vanity Fair, Leon Max and Benedikt Taschen. The 476 pages exclusive excerpt, which comes with its own Marc Newson-designed table, includes photographs from the whole range of Leibovit’s 40 years long career as contributor to Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue as well as the personal work collected in her former books, for a comprehensive retrospective of Leibovitz’s most iconic imagery. Limited to 10,000 copies in all, the book comes in a collector’s edition and is due out this March with the collector’s edition available online and priced at $2,500 USD.
Sharon Stone, Anjelica Huston, and Diane Lane, Los Angeles, 2006
All photos © Annie Leibovitz via Taschen