"The Most Expensive Print-On-Demand Photobook Ever!" is exactly what it says on the cover.
It is the most expensive print-on-demand photobook ever published by a contemporary artist and costs a staggering £6,115.95 or €8.020,95 or US $10,024.95 for just 20 pages.
(Please beware - exchange rates are subject to market fluctuations - please check the correct price in your currency on the day of purchase).
Andreas Schmidt tested the Blurb web-site for numerous hours and also consulted Blurb's technical department to verify the highest achievable price for a 20 page hardcover 7x7" book one can upload and sell in the Blurb book store. "The Most Expensive Print-On-Demand Photobook Ever!" is the result of his research but it is much more than that.
An item of utmost desirability, the book is for sale as an edition of four copies only, and is deliberately aimed at the ultimate elite of photobook collectors. The extraordinary photographs contained in the book are naturally reserved for their very exclusive eyes only.
"knowingly at the opposite end of attractive publishing"
Elisabeth Tonnard / artist
"a prolific self-publisher exploring the very nature of books and magazines"
Christopher Clary / artist
"It's such a bold yet brilliant idea"
Mishka Henner / artist
"What a laugh!"
Martin Parr / photographer / curator / supreme book collector
"I'm appalled that you did this"
Judy Natal / photographer
"One more time you do a very clever job"
Rémi Coignet / Le Monde
"Andreas Schmidt brilliantly debunks the notion that expensive equals quality"
Jonathan Lewis / artist
"Andreas Schmidt takes the concept of the book and shakes it like a rag doll...until its head comes off. He finds truth in extremes."
Jean Keller / artist
"Schmidt is a master of the unexpected twist"
Hatje Cantz Publishers
"a superb collaborative photobook work"
Harvey Benge / photographer
"I'll track down your books"
Alec Soth / photographer
"a pleasingly disruptive photobook maker"
Marc Feustel / Eyecurious