For over 50 years, Annie Leibovitz has been creating a body of work that is unequaled in breadth and influence. From the viscerally immediate reportage made for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s and extending through the more stylized portraiture of her work for Vanity Fair and Vogue, her pictures make up what is essentially a family album of our time.
In 2014, in close collaboration with Annie, TASCHEN published a SUMO edition of her work: over 200 photographs, many of them famous (the naked John Lennon entwined in a last embrace with Yoko Ono, Patti Smith on fire) and some rarely, if ever, seen before. In 2022, to accommodate a wider audience, this volume was recreated as an unlimited XXL edition.
The XXL volume is now available as an Art Edition in four different versions, each accompanied by a signed, numbered and framed dye-sublimation ChromaLuxe aluminum print. Keith Haring, New York City, 1986 is included in an edition of 1,000 copies.
The Keith Haring portrait was made on a set constructed to look like someone’s living room, painted white. When Haring arrived, he added the black lines in less than an hour. He had agreed that he would paint himself too, which he did, at first just his torso. But then he and Annie decided that he should paint the rest of him.
Annie’s pictures are at once intimate and iconic, stylistically wide-ranging while also uniquely hers.
Art Edition “Keith Haring” (No. 1–1,000). Hardcover volume in a slipcase, accompanied by a numbered, signed, and framed dye-sublimation ChromaLuxe aluminum print of Keith Haring, New York City, 1986.
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.
Hardcover in slipcase, 27.1 x 37.4 cm (10.7 x 14.7 in.), 5.80 kg (12.76 lb), 556 pages, accompanied by a signed and numbered dye-sublimation ChromaLuxe aluminum print with floating frame, ready to hang, 61.3 x 50 cm (24.1 x 19.7 in.)