She has already sold millions of albums, tons of lingerie, and is making a name for herself in high-fashion.
And Rihanna’s next venture is in the publishing world. The 31-year-old mogul announced on Monday morning that she will be releasing her first ever “visual autobiography” – simply titled Rihanna – through publisher Phaidon. Perhaps the most interesting part of the release is that there will be three-limited editions including the most luxe option which features a 2, 000-pound hand-carved marble pedestal from Portugal which has already sold out. There are only ten in the world and last month Cardi B bid on and won the Ultra Luxury Supreme Edition – titled Stoner – for $111, 000.
There is also the Luxury Supreme version which includes a gold custom bookstand created in collaboration with artists the Haas Brothers which retails at a mere $5, 500.
There is also a limited edition Fenty x Phaidon version for $175 featuring a steel bookstand also designed by the Haas Brothers and a standard version for $150.
No matter what format the book is in, it will contain more than 1, 000 photos documenting the pop star and her life including many snaps which have never been seen. Additional features include three paper stocks, seven single and double page gatefolds, nine bound-in booklets, one tip-in sheet, and a double-sided removable poster.
Of the project, Rihanna said: “I am so excited to share this collection of incredible images. I’m very grateful to the talented photographers and artists who contributed. We’ve been working on the book for over five years and I’m really happy to be able to finally share it with everybody.”
A press statement read: “From her childhood in Barbados to her worldwide tours, from quintessential fashion moments to private time with friends and family, the book showcases intimate photographs of her life as a musician, performer, designer, and entrepreneur.”
Rihanna and Phaidon are hosting a pre-publication ticketed book party at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City this Friday. (Source: Daily Mail)
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