Taschen unveils the David Bailey Sumo


Taschen has launched an absolute must have Sumo Collector. A limited and signed edition by swinging London and Fashion photographer David Bailey, one of the world’s most influential photographers.

This big book of Bailey is the culmination of an incredible career, the result of two years’ worth of research into his personal archives. Gathering portraits from the 1950s to the 2010s, the book covers some 300 subjects as varied as Nelson Mandela, the Beatles, the Queen, Salvador Dalí, Bill Gates and Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Andy Warhol all printed big and bold, in Bailey’s signature style.

In 1965, portrait and fashion photographer David Bailey released his groundbreaking book Box Of Pin-Ups, securing him as the hip tastemaker for 1960s London cool. With Mick Jagger his best man at his wedding to Catherine Deneuve, Bailey was also the inspiration for the classic movie Blow-Up. From the Swinging ’60s to the present day, Bailey has never stopped pushing the boundaries of his signature in-your-face portraiture and is widely regarded as one of the great postwar photographers.

Limited to a total of 3,000 numbered and signed copies, each edition comes with a bookstand designed by Marc Newson and a set of four book jackets featuring John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Jean Shrimpton, Mick Jagger, and Andy Warhol.

The Collector’s Edition (No. 301–3,000) is limited to 2,700 copies. The four Art Editions of 75 copies each (No. 1–300) all come with separate prints signed by David Bailey.


Available from April at Taschen, with a pre-order price now of £2,250.