Rihanna announces new visual autobiography featuring more than 1,000 photos including $111K edition

Daily Mail Online 2 months ago

Rihanna has never been one to do things by halves, and her first foray into publishing is no exception, having released a special edition 'visual autobiography' that sits atop a hand-carved marble pedestal - and retails for an astonishing $111,000. 

The 31-year-old popstar announced the release of her picture-filled autobiography on Monday, revealing at the same time that several different editions of the book would be available, with prices starting at $150 for the most basic version, then climbing up beyond $100,000 for the 'oversized ultra luxury supreme edition'. 

However, while many might balk at the sight of such a sky-high price tag, the most costly copies of the book - of which there are only ten - have already sold out, with the singer's most dedicated fans rushing to get their hands on the limited version of the tome and the accompanying 2,000-lb marble stand.

Boss: Rihanna - pictured at her Diamond Ball in New York last month - has announced her next venture
Boss: Rihanna - pictured at her Diamond Ball in New York last month - has announced her next venture 
Get it? The Ultra Luxury Supreme Edition  is titled Stoner
Get it? The Ultra Luxury Supreme Edition  is titled Stoner

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 10 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.

Wow factor: 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
Wow factor: 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
Money moves: There are only 10 in the world and last month Cardi B bid on and won the Ultra Luxury Supreme Edition for $111,000 at Rihanna's Diamond Ball
Money moves: There are only 10 in the world and last month Cardi B bid on and won the Ultra Luxury Supreme Edition for $111,000 at Rihanna's Diamond Ball
Drip: There is also the Luxury Supreme version which includes a gold custom bookstand
Drip: 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
Views: The bookstand and book will fit right in with any modern space
Views: The bookstand and book will fit right in with any modern space
Stunning: The special editions also include a signature from the artist herself
Stunning: The special editions also include a signature from the artist herself

There is also a limited edition Fenty x Phaidon version for $175 featuring a steel bookstand also designed by the Haas Brothers and 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, 9 bound-in booklets, 1 tip-in sheet, and a double-sided removable poster.  

Deal: There is also a limited edition Fenty x Phaidon version for $175
Deal: There is also a limited edition Fenty x Phaidon version for $175 featuring a steel bookstand also designed by the Haas Brothers
Monochrome madness: The special edition has a different cover as there are black and white photos on the front and back covers along with a dyed rose gold metallic cloth
Monochrome madness: The special edition has a different cover as there are black and white photos on the front and back covers along with a dyed rose gold metallic cloth
Still stunning: The standard version can be bought for $150
Still stunning: The standard version can be bought for $150

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. 

Wow factor: 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
Wow factor: 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
Beautiful: . Additional features include three paper stocks, seven single and double page gatefolds, 9 bound-in booklets, 1 tip-in sheet, and a double-sided removable poster
Beautiful: . Additional features include three paper stocks, seven single and double page gatefolds, 9 bound-in booklets, 1 tip-in sheet, and a double-sided removable poster
Coming soon: Rihanna and Phaidon are hosting a pre-publication ticketed book party at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City this Friday
Coming soon: Rihanna and Phaidon are hosting a pre-publication ticketed book party at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City this Friday

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