Taschen's SUMO book on Annie Leibovitz to be displayed at Art Basel
Sumo sized talent
In conjunction with its presence at Art Basel in Switzerland this weekend, Taschen is displaying its SUMO-sized book dedicated to the work of Annie Leibovitz.
The project took several years to develop and promotes over 40 years of work by the famed photographer, starting with intimate reportage she created for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s through to recent portraiture for Vanity Fair and Vogue.
It includes images such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono entwined in a last embrace alongside never seen before pictures.
Described as taking images that are, "At once intimate and iconic, wide-ranging stylistically and also uniquely hers." Annie Leibovitz is often imitated, particularly by younger photographers, but her work is somehow immediately recognisable.
A supplementary book contains essays by Leibovitz, Graydon Carter, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Paul Roth plus short texts describing the subjects of each of the over 250 photographs.