New York: Visionaire, 1991-2016. Limited Edition(s). 57 of 65 works (plus two duplicates and two in both states). See related list for specifics and images. Missing 1, 4, 11, 13, 20, 49, 57, 59, most of which could be relatively easily secured. There are also a handful of issues that had more than one state, two of which are here in both/all states.
"The multi-format art-and-fashion quarterly was founded by Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean, and James Kaliardos in 1991 as a platform for artists and photographers to present work that would otherwise have gone unseen. "Visionaire is really about a personal desire to do something. These are some of our friends who are artists' favorite images," says Gan.
The New Yorker called Visionaire “a gallery in print,” while W Magazine dubbed it as “the couture version of a magazine.” Contributors include Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, Inez & Vinoodh, John Baldessari, Mert & Marcus, Raf Simons, Alexander McQueen, Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Demna Gvasalia, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Vik Muniz, Maurizio Cattelan, and Marina Abramovi , among many more. It is one of only two still remaining out of a 1994 Vanity Fair list of 10 "upstart" magazines to watch, alongside Surface."
"For “Larger than Life,” we had planned to have all 1,500 copies, seven-feet tall—that was the concept. And when we did our presentation to our distributor, they freaked out. Like, “Are you insane?” Which is their usual question to us every time we do a presentation to them. They’re like, “There’s no way bookstores can handle this.” So we actually made a smaller one, that was only five-feet tall, and then we did the seven-feet tall as an edition of 250. So sometimes we have to like make some compromises. But still I thought five-feet, that’s pretty good." (Cecilia Dean on limitation size)
A monumentally important art and design journal, extraordinarily difficult to secure in large runs...found here very close to complete. Near Fine to Fine in various Bindings. A few show minor shelf/edge wear, many still sealed, nearly all tight, bright, and unmarred. Various binding/organizational styles. Var. sizes. Var. pag. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Numbered limited editions. Item #9347