- “A limited edition and weighty affair, it’s a beautiful object in itself…a design statement in your living room.”
- “As oversized as its subject, this breathtaking collector’s edition, with a Marc Newson—designed tripod stand, amasses 240 iconic images from Leibovitz’s 40-year-career: rock and roll work for Rolling Stone; glamorous, playful portraits in the pages of Vanity Fair, plus some intriguing surprises.”
- “Annie Leibovitz, the book, is two and a half feet tall, weighs 57 pounds, and comes with its own tripod stand, making it less of a coffee table book and more of an installation... The book serves as a reminder not only of Leibovitz’s undisputed talent, but also of the service she has done for us in documenting so flawlessly the most important moments and people of the past three generations.”
- “This isn’t one for the shelf – left open at any page, it becomes a work of art in the room.”
- “There have been plenty of Annie Leibovitz books over the years, but this one might top them all. So big it comes with its own stand, Annie Leibovitz covers the span of her career, from her gritty work at Rolling Stone to the polished portraits for Vogue and Vanity Fair. Embedded in its pages is a history of pop culture, from Queen Elizabeth II to Lady Gaga, from Richard Nixon to Tony Soprano.”
- “There is just one word that describes Annie Leibovitz… wow.”
- “Printed in Germany, bound in Italy, the book’s international production fits its contents, which are nothing less than 40 years’ worth of classic and iconic photography… reproduced with breathtaking clarity, texture, and vividness, the colors and subjects practically leaping off the page.”
Annie Leibovitz, with dustjacket David ByrneEdition of 9,000Hardcover with 8 fold-outs, 50 x 69 cm (19.7 x 27.2 in.), 476 pages, supplement book, and book stand designed by Marc Newson7500Availability: In Stock
Collector’s Edition (No. 1,001–10,000), signed by Annie Leibovitz, with a tripod bookstand by Marc Newson
The Power and the Glory
Annie Leibovitz weighs in with her own SUMO
The bookends of the Leibovitz collection are the black-and-white photograph of Richard Nixon’s helicopter lifting off from the White House lawn after he resigned as president in 1974 and the formal color portrait of Queen Elizabeth II taken in a drawing room of Buckingham Palace in 2007. In between are portraits that make up a family album of our time: actors, dancers, comedians, musicians, artists, writers, performance artists, journalists, athletes, businesspeople. Performance and power are recurring themes. A supplementary book contains essays by Annie Leibovitz, Graydon Carter, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Paul Roth and short texts describing the subjects of each of the over 250 photographs.
The Collector’s Edition is available in four different covers:
- Whoopi Goldberg, Berkeley, California, 1984
- Keith Haring, New York City, 1986
- David Byrne, Los Angeles, 1986
- Patti Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978
Limited to a total of 10,000 signed and numbered copies, this book is available as Collector’s Edition (No. 1,001–10,000) and also as an Art Edition (No. 1–1,000) with a fine art print, signed by Annie Leibovitz, and the full set of all four covers.
Both editions come with a tripod book stand designed by Marc Newson.
The designer of the bookstand
Born in Sydney, Australia, Marc Newson studied jewelry and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts before moving to Tokyo. Now living and working in London, Newson has become one of the world’s most accomplished and influential designers. He has forged innovative partnerships with brands such as Apple, Nike, Dom Pérignon, and Louis Vuitton, and his work has been featured at The Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Centre Pompidou, among others.
Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. She began working as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970 while she was still a student at the San Francisco Art Institute. By 1983, when she left Rolling Stone for the revived Vanity Fair, she was already closely identified with the conceptual, theatrical style that is her hallmark. In subsequent decades, at Vanity Fair and Vogue and in independent projects, she has worked across many photographic genres and developed a large body of work—portraits of actors, directors, writers, musicians, athletes, and political and business figures, as well as fashion photographs—that expanded her collective portrait of contemporary life. She has published several books and has exhibited widely. She is a Commandeur in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and has been designated a Living Legend by the U.S. Library of Congress.
Graydon Carter was the editor of Vanity Fair from 1992 to 2017.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show “World Soup” (The Kitchen Show) in 1991, he has curated more than 300 shows.
Paul Roth is the director of the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto.
Steve Martin is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician.
Annie Leibovitz, with dustjacket David ByrneEdition of 9,000Hardcover with 8 fold-outs, 50 x 69 cm (19.7 x 27.2 in.), 476 pages, supplement book, and book stand designed by Marc Newson
ISBN 978-3-8365-5237-0Edition: David Byrne
ISBN 978-3-8365-5238-7Edition: Keith Haring
ISBN 978-3-8365-5239-4Edition: Patti Smith
ISBN 978-3-8365-5240-0Edition: Whoopi Goldberg
- Distance between each leg: 86 cm (34 in.)
- Platform: 78 x 62.5 cm (31 x 27 in.)
- Height when positioned horizontally: 90 cm (35 in.)
- Height when in display position: back 98 cm (39 in.), front 83 cm (33 in.)
Click here to download the assembly instructions for the tripod bookstand