Rihanna has announced her first “visual autobiography,” Rihanna, a 504-page book containing more than 1,000 photos documenting the pop star and her life, most photos have never been seen before. It will be published by Phaidon.
“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,” reads a press statement for the book.
In her personal statement, 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.”
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Over 5 years in the making... happy to finally share this collection of incredible memories. Thank you to all of the photographers and artists that contributed and to @phaidonsnaps for working with me to publish my first piece of art in a new industry! Make sure you pre-order the book now on therihannabook.com ?? #theRIHANNAbook
The large-format edition of book, out October 24th, measures 12 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches and weighs 15 pounds. Phaidon and Rihanna have also collaborated with The Haas Brothers on three limited editions, include a Ultra Luxury Supreme edition titled Stoner that comes with a custom-sculpted marble pedestal to showcase the book. At Rihanna’s Diamond Ball this year, Cardi B bid on and won the Ultra Luxury Supreme edition, including its 2,000-pound marble pedestal, for $111,000, making her one of 10 people in the world to own it.
The signed copy of the Rihanna: Luxury Supreme comes with a cast-resin tabletop bookstand and costs $5,550.The standard Rihanna book retails for $150 while the Rihanna: Fenty x Phaidon edition costs $175 and comes with a steel tabletop bookstand.