Provocative photographic collections are the trademark of Taschen Editions. Sample a selection of the most enviable editions to date…
Rose, C’est Paris by Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly / €1,500
Rose, C’est Paris, a bold and beautiful collaboration between German born photographer, Bettina Rheims, and French born writer and artist, Serge Bramly, features a poetic look at the most romatic city in the world. Provocative and highly personal, Rose, C’est Paris takes a surrealistic ‘balade’ through the City of Lights, with a selection of gorgeous black and white images that perfectly define the super sexy and highly erotic photographs of Bettina Rheims. Featured on the cover of hundreds of fashion magazines and in the hottest international galleries and museums, Bettina Rheims is an accomplished artist with a faithful following. This special collector’s edition is limited to only 100 numbered examples signed by Bettina Rheims. €1,500.00 for the special Art Edition Suitcase containing an original print of Rose, C’est Paris, a hardcover volume of the book, a paperback booklet, a dvd and other surprise items inside.
SUMO by Helmut Newton / €10,000.00
The most expensive book on the planet is also one of the most astounding editions in print. Helmut Newton‘s SUMO is an enormous edition of 464 full-color pages, large enough to need its own table for viewing – designed by Philippe Starck and conveniently provided with the purchase. The most controversial photographer of the 20th century, the German born artist, Helmut Newton, famous for his black-n-white nude photographs, didn’t believe in measured gestures, for him it was always all or nothing. The images in SUMO represent the larger part of Newton’s successful career and tha majority of photographs were selected by his wife and muse, June Newton, who made a point of choosing images never before published. This special collector’s edition is limited to 10, 000 copies, each signed and numbered by Helmut Newton. €10,000.00 for the Limited Edition hardcover volume with viewing table designed by Philippe Starck.
Araki by Araki Nobuyoshi/ €2,500.00
Probably one of the best known photographer’s of all time, the sultry Japanese photographer, Araki Nobuyoshi, compiles a collection of 540 images that represent over 60 years of work. Sensual and sensational, Araki fascinates the photography world with his candid images of young girls in precarious positions set side by side with beautiful close-up shots of flowers. Provocative, powerful and passionate, the spirit of the artist himself. “This book tells everything about me, it’s a 60-year contract. Photography, it’s love and death: that’s my epitaph”, says Araki. This special collector’s edition is limited to 2,500 copies, each signed and numbered by Araki Nobuyoshi. €2,500.00 for the Limited Edition pink canvas box edition.
Provocative Photographic Editions from Taschen
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