The folks at Taschen sent out this press material to entice pre-orders for their new David Hockney SUMO modeled on the Helmut Newton book they did several years ago:
The SUMO is conceived as a visual autobiography, spanning six decades of Hockney’s art. It has been personally curated by the artist over the past 15 months, together with Benedikt Taschen and editor Hans Werner Holzwarth.
The book comes with a Marc Newson-designed bookstand and is limited to 10,000 signed copies, including a Collector’s Edition (No. 1,001–10,000) and four Art Editions of 250 copies each, complete with an ink-jet print of a Hockney iPad drawing. The first two Art Editions are already sold out.
David Hockney. A Bigger Book
Hardcover, 50 x 70 cm (19.6 x 27.5 in.), 498 pages, 13 fold-outs, with an adjustable bookstand designed by Marc Newson, plus an illustrated 680-page chronology book
Limited to 10,000 copies and signed by David Hockney
Availability: November 2016