TASCHEN Library

This truly unprecedented TASCHEN library, assembled specially and uniquely for amfAR, presents the crème de la crème of TASCHEN’s publishing program. The library features four hundred and twenty-six TASCHEN titles, including groundbreaking artist monographs, extra-large illustrated histories of popular culture, and over 60 of TASCHEN’s highly sought-after Collector’s Editions. Conceived and curated in direct collaboration with TASCHEN artists and estates, each book included in the TASCHEN library represents a spectacular feat in print production and a unique cultural experience. TASCHEN’s signed and limited Collector’s Editions –which often sell out before they hit shelves and make up a sizeable portion of the amfAR TASCHEN library – have an outstanding record in asset appreciation, reaching up to 10 times their original market value.

True to the diverse TASCHEN universe, the amfAR TASCHEN library includes such distinctive titles as Peter Beard’s The End of the Game, The James Bond Archives, the Barbra Streisand Collector’s Edition, the Robert Crumb Complete Sketchbooks, and Vermeer—The Complete Works. Special highlights: the monumental Sebastião Salgado: Genesis, launched in conjunction with the touring blockbuster exhibition of the same name, and the SUMO-sized Annie Leibovitz. In addition to the large-scale Collector’s Edition books highlighted in the amfAR TASCHEN library, numerous titles come with signed and numbered artworks and prints, including the newly released two-volume Naomi Campbell, a breathtaking tribute to the supermodel housed in a ready-to-hang artwork by pop art legend Allen Jones. In a rare and exceptional opportunity, the library also offers a signed edition of TASCHEN’s long sold-out Helmut Newton SUMO, gifted from Benedikt Taschen’s private collection

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  • 426 books included

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estimated retail value: $150,000
The TWO x TWO AUCTION will take place at The Rachofsky House on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Absentee bids must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019. If you are unable to attend TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art on Saturday, October 26, and would like to place a bid on a live or silent auction lot, you may complete the appropriate absentee bidding fields below. A TWO x TWO auction representative can bid on your behalf up to your pre-set maximum bid. If the work is part of the live auction, you may also be on the phone with an auction representative to place your bids during the live auction.
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