Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Taschen Library Sells at Auction for $2.7 Million

Shelf Awareness

photo: ©Tuff
A "Taschen library," containing 444 Taschen books, including 60 Collector's Editions, sold for for $2.7 million Thursday night at a gala auction in Cap d'Antibes, France, to benefit amfAR, held during the Cannes Film Festival as part of Cinema Against AIDS
The library is housed in a glass-walled pavilion designed by Jean Prouvé and includes Sebastião Salgado: Genesis, launched in conjunction with the touring exhibition, the SUMO-sized Annie Leibovitz, and an edition of Taschen's long sold-out Helmut Newton SUMO, a gift from Benedikt Taschen's private collection.

The Taschen bid was part of a total of more than $25 million that was raised for amfAR's AIDS research programs, dedicated to advances in HIV prevention, treatment and care

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