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    Sale 2387 | Lot 365
    Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
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    • Sale 2387 Lot 365

      VISIONAIRE. Gan, Stephen; Creative Director. Group of 38 issues of the groundbreaking publication devoted to art and fashion, featuring artist collaborations and elaborate packaging for each of its uniquely themed issues. Original bindings, many still unopened in original wrapping. Ex-collection Howard Wolfson. New York: 1992-2011

      Estimate $8,000 - 12,000

      Each issue has a specific format and theme around which prominent artists, designers, photographers, and others create the publication. Includes: 7. Black * 14. Hype! * 18. Fashion Special / Louis Vuitton * 26. Fantasy * 31. Levi's * 32. Where? / Herm├Ęs * 33. Touch / Fendi * 34. Paris / Dior Homme * 35. Man. Pink * 36. Power * 37. Vreeland Memos * 39. Play * 40. Roses / David Sims * 41. World * 42. Scent * 44. Toys * 45. More Toys (yellow, plus 2 blue) * 47. Taste * 49 Decades * 50. Artist Toys * 51. Harmony (one silver and one black box) * 52. Private Louis Vuitton * 54. Sport: Lacoste (all 4 vols, unopened) * 55. Surprise * 56 Solar * 57. 2010 * 59. Fairy Tale.


      One of the most lavishly-produced and multi-faceted periodicals ever produced, Stephen Gan and the editors of Visionaire conceived of the publication as an "album of inspiration" devoted to art and fashion. The issues focus on unique themes ranging from erotica to Louis Vuitton to The Bible, and highlight remarkable collaborations between figures in the contemporary worlds of high art and popular culture, including artists, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and entertainers. The issues typically employ multiple materials, including a luxurious Hermes leather travel pouch containing postcards from around the world, a Levi''s One-Pocket Sack Coat, Diana Vreeland''s newly disclosed memos, an inkless issue, and an orange corduroy Gap bag. Visionaire is ongoing, and may be best described in the words of a critic at The Washington Post as "paper and ink as performance art."


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