Annie Leibovitz’s SUMO
On the evening of February 26th, Vanity Fair, Leon Max, and TASCHEN hosted a star-studded launch party at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont to celebrate the release of Annie Leibovitz’s limited-edition SUMO sized book–TASCHEN’s first over sized book since the Helmut Newton tribute in 2000. The highly-anticipated book and moving tribute to Annie’s amazing career, was unveiled at the event for the first time and presented to guests on its custom-made tripod stand designed by Marc Newson. The legendary Chateau Marmont has been the setting for many of Annie’s portraits and Annie was invited to curate an exclusive exhibition featuring prints from the book, which adorned the library, patio, and various rooms around the hotel, even the bathrooms.
Limited to a total of 10,000 signed and numbered copies (which of course) includes the book stand designed by Marc Newson. The four different covers feature Whoopi Goldberg, Keith Haring, David Byrne and Patti Smith.
Posted by: TAWD on February 28, 2014