The latest addition to its SUMO volumes, TASCHEN presents a limited edition book of photographs by famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz. Over two and a half feet tall and weighing 57 pounds, the enormous book comes with its own Marc Newson-designed stand. Leibovitz drew from over 40 years of work, starting with the reportage she created for Rolling Stone in the 1970s and extending through the stylized portraiture of her work for Vanity Fair and Vogue. A supplementary book contains essays by Leibovitz, Graydon Carter, Paul Roth, and Hans Ulrich Obrist and short texts describing the subjects of each of the over 250 photographs. Limited to a total of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, this book is now available online for $2,500 USD.
If you're surprised by the price or the size of the truly incredible book, you should take a look at Helmut Newton's SUMO -- the biggest and most expensive ($15,000 USD) book produced in the 20th century. Similarly, TASCHEN has also produced a SUMO-sized book for David LaChapelle.
"Annie Leibovitz" © by Annie Leibovitz (TASCHEN 2014) Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann, New York City, 2008
"Annie Leibovitz" © by Annie Leibovitz (TASCHEN 2014) Keith Haring, New York City, 1986