Family-owned and run Taschen is the luxury art book publisher founded in Cologne, Germany in 1980. Well-loved for the hefty and highly collectible SUMO editions plus thousands of rich, picture-heavy titles by all our favorite artists, Taschen has been a progressive leader in bringing lesser known and provocative work to print and to the public.
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Sexy is as sexy does. Here, the Baby Sumo edition of the iconic Helmut Newton tome that offers 464 pages of the legendary German-Australian photographer's work. No one straddled art and commerce, or captured the essence of the phrase "sex sells" like Newton. This edition of 10,000 comes with a pedestal and handsome aluminum stand designed by Philippe Starck, who also knows a thing or two about setting a sensual mood. Anyone remember the lobby of the Royalton hotel in the 90s?