The Helmut Newton SUMO was a titanic book in every respect: it broke records for weight, dimensions, and resale price. At 35.4 kilos, TASCHEN and Helmut Newton created a landmark book that stood head and shoulders above anything previously attempted, both in terms of conceptual extravagance and technical specifications.
Published in an edition of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, the SUMO sold out soon after publication and quickly multiplied its value. Copies now feature in numerous important collections around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art,while legendary SUMO copy number one, autographed by over 100 of the book’s featured celebrities, broke the record for the most expensive book published in the 20th century, selling at auction in Berlin on April 6, 2000, for 620,000 German marks – approximately €317,000.
A decade on from its first appearance, the XL SUMO brings this unprecedented publishing venture to an even wider audience with a lighter but no less glamorous format. Carefully revised by June Newton, and with its own presentation bookstand, the book remains a spectacular tribute to the 20th century’s most influential, intriguing, and controversial photographer, with hundreds of exquisite images, from his stunning fashion shoots to his shimmering nudes, provocative mise-en-scènes, and celebrity portraits.
At Moniker we use Bring, Porter buddy and DHL as our delivery partners, and you can also chose to pick it up in our store if you live nearby.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY DELIVERY? - Porter Buddy can deliver your order directly to your door within a few hours in the Oslo area if you order before 13:00 on the same day. - Bring delivers with the times range from 1-6 days throughout Norway. - DHL delivers with Next Day Delivery if you order before 14:00 (Not on the weekends)
PICK UP IN STORE - Visit us in our store: Moniker, Valkyriegata 3, 0366 Oslo. We are available between 10-19 monday to friday and 10-18 on saturdays. During lockdown we are available for pick up between 10-16 monday-saturday.
HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED?
- After you place an order, you will receive an order confirmation from us. We will then begin the process of packing your order. When your order is packed and ready for collection by our transport partner, you will be notified with a shipping confirmation email, with tracking number. When your order is out for delivery, or turned into your closest pickup point, you will be notified by the transporter. If you chose Pick up in store, you'll recived an email once your order is ready for pick up.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING Taxes and duties are calculated according to your shipping destination and itemized on the Order Summary page. Make sure you select your location to view the correct local market pricing, delivery times and shipping costs.
We ship to most locations on a DDP (Delivery Duty Paid) basis, which means that all relevant import taxes and duties will be included in the product price.