The Tina Turner Birthday Collectible

Limited Edition

“I’ve had the privilege of working with many legendary photographers and designers. Looking at the work that has gone into this book makes me just feel like dancing through the pages!”
– Tina Turner

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LIMITED EDITION

This work is an outstanding collection of art, featuring a series of unique photos by celebrity photographers such as Peter Lindbergh, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Anton Corbijn, Herb Ritts, Andy Warhol, Lord Snowdon, and Paul Cox. With illustrations by fashion designers like Christian Louboutin or Bob Mackie. Comments by Tina Turner herself are included, and it is embellished throughout with handwritten letters from her friends such as Beyoncé, Giorgio Armani, Bryan Adams, Mick Jagger, as well as a tender love letter from Tina Turner’s husband Erwin Bach.

Also in the box is a whole host of extras, such as a pull-out golden screen print by Charlie Gates, a serviette with a lipstick kiss mark from Tina Turner, and a piece of fabric from an original Armani dress that Tina Turner wore at one of her concerts.

As an extraordinary final flourish to this amazing package, a very special bonus item is included: A limited edition gold ring which has been personally designed by Tina Turner and is an exact replica of one she has worn on her right thumb for many years. The ring is handcrafted by Tina Turner’s personal Swiss jeweler (in three carat variants: from 9/14/18-carat rose gold (333/585/750). The ring is presented in a removable acrylic frame, together with a photographic print by Peter Lindbergh. This luxurious piece is packaged in a lovingly handcrafted golden gift box that incorporates a lenticular print. A limited edition of just 800 will be produced. This collector’s item will go on sale on Tina Turner’s 80th birthday, November 26th.

from €2.450 / $2,750

*Price does not include shipping.

Insights and Description

This oversized limited edition is a 320-page book with more than 220 photos, 19 personal letters, nine illustrations and six special inserts.
  • This hardcover book is 315 x 400 mm / 12.4 x 15.75 inches and weighs 4,5 kg / 9,5 lbs.
  • The edition has a full cover photo by Herb Ritts and a portrait by Richard Avedon on the back cover.
  • The custom-made box shows a gold plated dancing photo series by Herb Ritts on top of lenticular film (75 lip). Weight: 2,5 kg / 5,5 lbs.
  • The cardboard box consists of a slip lid and box with a frame. Material: 2mm machine grey cardboard. Cover material: 125 g/m² f-color, gold. Outer dimensions of the box: 482 x 398 x 70 mm.
  • The ring looks 100% like Tina Turner’s original thumb ring. The model “tina’s ring 2019” is made of 9, 14 or 18K, rosé gold (333 / 585 / 750). Each ring contains handmade engravings: a large “T”, the figure of the Sagittarius (Tina’s star sign) and the respective numbering of the Limited Edition. In short: Each ring is unique.
  • Includes a block poster with a photo by Peter Lindbergh and a square nest for the ring: 472 x 396 x 10 mm, 350 g/m² Invercote filled with EB corrugated board, 4/0-colour CMYK offset printing. The poster comes in an acrylic frame: Outer dimensions 478 x 396 x 15 mm, crystal clear, unprinted.
  • Additional features include: 1 tipped-in napkin with a lipstick kiss from Tina Turner, 2 removable letters in envelopes, 1 removable photo print (290 x 380 mm / 11,4 x 14,9 inches), 1 certificate of authenticity.
  • Each box is custom-made by hand.

from €2.450 / $2,750

*Price does not include shipping.

© Charlie Gates

Tina'S Letter

Yes I’m 80. It’s as hard for me to believe as I hope it is for you, but not for the reasons you might expect. I’ve always said age was just a number, and I truly feel that way. I just can’t believe how much time has passed since I was that pony-legged girl in Nutbush.

For the most part, I don’t look backward. I’m so busy living life that I get caught up in the moment – the here and NOW. But, as I look through the photographs selected for my Birthday Collectible book, my past comes to life in a good way: my performances in the biggest stadiums around the world, my collaborations with talented musicians like David Bowie, my dear friends, the beautiful places I visited from Ghana to France, my various styles – and, not to forget, my wigs!

I’m always surprised when people find meaning in my story. This time, I’m surprised by my own reaction, because I’m moved by these beautiful images of my journey, from the early years, when I first became Tina, to today. Each picture sparks a different emotion.

I’ve had the privilege of working with so many legendary photographers and designers, and I’m so grateful to all of them. When I see their work in this book, I feel as if I’m dancing through the pages. The truth is: It touches my inner spirit!
As I turn eighty, I’ll be celebrating the old, the new, and everything in-between. What am I most grateful for?
That I survived every obstacle in my life without hating or blaming anyone and that I had honest, genuinely good people to help me along the way. I think I was born with an inner strength, the strength to go on.
And that’s my birthday wish for you: strength and resilience when you need them most. May you always find a way to turn poison into medicine.

So, I say Yes! Yes! Yes! to 80… and whatever comes next.

Love, Tina

TINA TURNER

Born on November 26th, 1939 was the first woman to bust open the male clubhouse of rock royalty. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide and is a twelve-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, including three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award.

Over her unparalleled career, she has been a muse for world-famous photographers, who saw in her the pop icon, the lioness, the “phoenix from the ashes.”  Her new book “That’s my life – The Tina Turner Birthday Collectible” features the most memorable pictures and celebrates 80 years of Tina Turner’s life.

© Peter Lindbergh

LOOPING GROUP is a collective of the best storytellers, visual artists, filmmakers, strategists and data scientists. Founded and led by journalists. The LOOPING GROUP stands for a new form of storytelling: not preaching to the masses, but communicating with individuals. 



Since her autobiography “My Love Story” – Co-written with LOOPING GROUP-founder Dominik Wichmann – LOOPING GROUP has been working with Tina Turner on several projects, including her new book “That’s my life – The Tina Turner Birthday Collectible”. More projects are in the making. Stay tuned!

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