Visionaire was established in 1991 with its roots in limited edition publishing which has since expanded into an experiential agency. Visionaire has been collaborating with artists, influencers, and Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years; conceptualizing and producing public art installations, film, immersive and interactive experiences, branded content, and art multiples through the lens of art, fashion, and contemporary culture.
Special Collections and Fleet Library
11 volumes : chiefly color illustrations,+ 1 advertiser's insert. Books with pop-up illustrations and movable tabs designed by various artists. Title and author information from book covers. Housed in box 29 x 23 x 16 cm. Limited edition of 4000 numbered copies. CONTENTS: [volume 1]. Pyongyang; Pyongyang II, diptychon / Andreas Gursky -- [v. 2]. Head on / Cai Guo-Qiang -- [v. 3]. [Untitled] / Steven Klein -- [v. 4]. Les seins miraculeux / Sophie Calle -- [v. 5]. [Untitled] / Mario Testino -- [v. 6]. The passing winter / Yayoi Kusama -- [v. 7]. [Untitled] / Alasdair McLellan -- [v. 8]. Naomi / Sølve Sundsbø -- [v. 9]. [Untitled] / Gareth Pugh Witch, Gary Card & Nicola Formichetti -- [v. 10.]. [Untitled] / Steven Meisel -- [v. 11]. [Untitled] / Guido Mocafico. "Visionaire issues often find their origins in commercial publishing techniques like lenticulars and flip-books, then elevate them to new artistic heights. Issue 55, SURPRISE, reimagined the children's pop-up book by adapting work from artists like Yayoi Kusama, Andreas Gursky, Cai Guo-Qiang, Sophie Calle, Steven Klein, and Steven Meisel into three-dimensional paper sculptures. To execute the mind-bogglingly complex pop-ups, Visionaire called on renowned paper engineer Bruce Foster, who shared his infinite wisdom. "Many of these techniques had never been done before," says Foster. "So each one was challenging in its own way"." -- From visionaireworld.com. A collaboration with the Champagne house, Krug.
Stephan Gan, Cecilia Dean, James Kaliardos, and Alex Katz
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations. Ten plastic nesting toys, each designed by a different artist, designer, writer. Each cube consists of six pieces. Artists: Alex Katz, R. Crumb, Chiho Aoshima, Rita Ackerman, Chip Kidd, Rob Pruitt, Kehinde Wiley, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Kurt Vonnegut and Joe Petro III, Tony Oursler. Toys are housed in a triangular shaped container. Container has a clear plastic lid with the title in silver. Library has no. 1132 of an edition of 4000. "For 50 ARTIST TOYS, Visionaire imagined a set of toys as animal companions to the designer figurines from 44 TOYS and 45 MORE TOYS. It consists of elaborate nesting dolls and acccessories silk-screened in designs by artists like Alex Katz, R. Crumb, and Tim Noble & Sue Webster. “The toy project was sweet on the outside and charming on the inside,” says artist Rob Pruitt. “I simply tacked Winston Churchill’s great quote (‘A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’) to it, decorated the surface with images of my beloved panda, and crossed my fingers that it would provoke the person playing with it to ponder our collective fascination with this beautiful, threatened creature.” – From visionaireworld.com
Stephan Gan, Cecilia Dean, James Kaliardos, and Greg Foley
 leaves of plates : all color illus. (some mounted). This issue consists of 21 illustrations, all related to the topic "touch"; unbound illustrations wrapped in fur skin with tie; housed in a brushed-gold metal box (45 x 24 x 6 cm.) Some plates have mounted fabrics, papers, fur, etc. Created by Visionaire in collaboration with Fendi. "To celebrate Fendi's 75th anniversary" -- Title sheet. "The Fall/Winter 2000-2001 collections by Berthoud, François" -- Colophon. Library has no. 2608 in a limited edition of 4400 numbered copies. Gift of the publisher. "In 33 TOUCH, artist and longtime Visionaire contributor François Berthoud interprets twenty of our favorite new looks from the fall/winter 2000-2001 collections, which were all about excess and sensory overload. Flocking, foil stamping, sculpt-embossing, and honeycomb extension give the feeling in print of fur over metallic lace over sequins over a dress with leather appliques over patterned stockings. Our collaborator Fendi’s tactile ready-to-wear collection that season was a key source of inspiration. The unbound illustrations were wrapped in a wearable pony-skin cache-col and housed in a brushed-gold metal box. Highlights include designs by John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Viktor and Rolf, Junya Watanabe, and Helmut Lang." – From visionaireworld.com