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TASCHEN Library sells for USD 2.7 million at amfAR auction

May 2016, Cap d’Antibes – An unprecedented TASCHEN library, curated for amfAR for the 23rd edition of Cinema Against AIDS, reached a winning bid of $ 2.7 million at last night’s gala auction.

The library is housed in a glass wall pavilion designed by Jean Prouvé and features 444 TASCHEN titles, including 60 coveted Collector’s Editions. Special highlights include the monumental Sebastião Salgado: Genesis, launched in conjunction with the blockbuster touring exhibition, the SUMO-sized Annie Leibovitz, and an edition of TASCHEN’s long sold-out Helmut Newton SUMO, a rare collectible gifted from Benedikt Taschen’s private collection.

The winning bid contributed to a total of more than $ 25 million raised for amfAR’s AIDS research programs, dedicated to advances in HIV prevention, treatment, and care.

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