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VISIONAIRE

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VISIONAIRE
Magazine
since 1991

11 mercer Street New York NY 10013, USA
T +1.212.274.8959
F +1.212.343.2595
E info@visionaireworld.com

website: www.visionaireworld.com



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This article is about the art and culture publication. For the software package, see Visionaire. An art and fashion publication that has come out in limited, numbered editions three times a year since Spring of 1991. Each issue has a specific format and theme around which prominent artists, designers, photographers, and others guest edit the publication. The New Yorker called it a "gallery in print" and W called it "the couture version of a magazine."Visionaire also has a monthly, wide-circulation magazine called V, edited by Stephen Gan and Christopher Bollen, the focus of which is art, culture, and fashion. Contributors include Tama Janowitz, Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, and Karl Lagerfeld. Interview subjects have included Joan Didion, Salman Rushdie, and Norman Mailer.

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In Fall 2003, Visionaire began publishing yet another magazine, titled Vman, which aims specifically at the male audience. Its covers feature celebrity personalities such as Ryan Gosling, Josh Hartnett, Hayden Christensen, and David Beckham. Vman magazine is published biannually.
The magazine is sold at a starting price of $175 (£120) per issue. However, collectors are said to pay up to $5000 (£3,500) for hard-to-find issues such as No. 18, which came in its own Louis Vuitton portfolio case.

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VISIONAIRE Gallery / 11 Mercer street [between Grand&Canal Streets] New York City
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by another29 | 2006-11-27 04:44 | □Grafic

Blek le Rat

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Blek le Rat [Xavier prou]
Artist
born 1951 Paris France

website: http://bleklerat.free.fr

Blek le Rat is the inventor of modern stencil art.
He began his quest on the streets of Paris In 1981 and many artists (most famously by Banksy) have been influenced by his unique style ever since.
Street art has evolved. Blek and filmmaker King Adz depart on a road trip through France (2006) to witness Blek's influence on street art and the modern media. The two men are friends off-screen, and Adz just lets the camera roll...


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Blek has inspired the major street art players of today, including people like Banksy to Shepard Fairey who would confess and swear by his name, and countless others, myself included, no doubt. Blek is now 53 years old, but even age cannot stop him from taking a big knife to that old Ikea box and turning it into a template of art. As a bonus, he has his photographer wife, who herself has published several books on stencil and graffiti art, and his 12 year old son going on bombing missions with him! When Blek was asked what he thought of the growing relationship between graffiti and the modern art world, this was his answer:

“The problem with galleries is that 99% of urban artists use urban art as a stepping stone into the galleries. Its a fatal error because in galleries theyre seen by 40 people, in museums theyre seen by 10 people, but in the streets theyre seen by 100,000 people. And thats the integrity of an artists work: to be seen. Not be sold or to be recognized in a museum but to be seen by the world.”

In a world where money, fame and absolute power is craved and killed for, it’s good to see that there are some people, even the Godfather of Stencil Art, has stuck to making art because of the one thing that really matters when it comes to art: the love for it.


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by another29 | 2006-11-06 03:58 | □Grafic

Kaws

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Kaws
Artist
born 1974 NewJersey, USA

website: www.kawsone.com

Kaws lives and works in Brooklyn NY, in 2006 opened OriginalFake,a collaborative store with Medicom Toy in the Aoyama district of Tokyo.


OriginalFake
Store design : Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall

Oh bldg B1F,5-3-25 Minamiaoyama minato-ku
Tokyo 107-0062 Japan

website: www.original-fake.com




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KAWSONE  本日頂いたKawsの作品集です。シンプソンズのパロディーにKawsテイストがうまく出ています。
これは世界に一冊しかない大事な一冊になりました。
ご多分に漏れずKawsのグラフィックとサイン入りです。私の名前まで書いてくれました。もう当然家宝です。
片山さんあってこそです。感謝★
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by another29 | 2006-10-27 00:55 | □Grafic

Yuko Sudo

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Yuko Sudo / 須藤 夕子
Photographer
born 1974 Yokosuka kanagawa Japan


website: www.sudoyuko.com

ニューヨーク、パリ、世界の都市を駆け巡る写真家。
笑顔泥棒をキャッチコピーに世界中の笑顔を撮り続ける。
国内では雑誌・広告などにひっぱりだこの売れっ子。

先日、そんな須藤さんに写真を撮って頂きました。ご多忙の中、感謝です。
貴重な体験をさせて頂き……何はともあれ楽しかった!
というのも、須藤さんが笑顔泥棒だから、という理由に尽きない。
被写体である「ヒト」の最高の表情を引き出すチカラを須藤さんは持ち合わせている。





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Catch Your Smile! writen by Yuko Sudo / Gomabooks 21.August.2006
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by another29 | 2006-10-20 03:01 | □Grafic

Nazca Geoglyphs

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Nazca Geoglyphs
World Heritage
Nazcz,Peru

website:www.mysteryperu.com

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The Nazca Lines are located in the arid Peruvian coastal plain, some 400 km south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nazca and the pampas of Jumana cover about 450 sq. km. The Lines, which were scratched on the surface of the ground between 500 B.C. and A.D. 500, are among archaeology's greatest enigmas because of their quantity, nature, size and continuity. The geoglyphs depict living creatures, stylized plants and imaginary beings, as well as geometric figures several kilometers long. Unique place in the world, full with mystery and mysticism, wonderful traces of immense figures and lines of spectacular perfection. Diverse scientific theories have been placed on these lines. Some theories only explain its possible construction associated to extraterrestrial beings. The great constructions of observatories of astronomical cycles, well-known as the Nazca Lines, were used by the farmers to know and control the meteorological agrarian cycles, aside from their possible religious significance (Maria Reiche's theory).
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The Nazca Lines are traced on San José and Socos desert plains, between the 419 and 465 km. of the South Pan-American Highway, with an extension of 450 square km., near the Nazca city. These lines form drawings of several kilometers in length and approximately 0.4 and 1.1 km in width, with animal, geometric and trapezoidal forms; some of which can only be seen in all their magnitude from an airplane. The figures of the spider, the monkey, the dog, the small lizard, the hummingbird, the condor, and the astronaut, among others, stand out.

d0079151_2147218.jpgThe Nazca Lines were investigated scientifically for the first time by the Prof. German Paul Kosok, along with the Peruvian archeologists Julio C. Tello and T. Mejía Xesspe, denominated these lines as 'the biggest astronomy book of the world '. María Scholten carried out investigations to determine the mathematical unit of measure that was used in the construction. Their main investigator was Dr. Maria Reiche.The Nazca Lines were discovered accidentally from an airplane in flight in 1927. By the end of the 1980's new lines were discovered.

On the Pan-American Highway some observation towers can be found, which allow a limited vision of the lines. The only possible way to appreciate them in all their magnitude, given their gigantic size, is flying over the area on a light plane.


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古代ナスカ人がナスカ平原に描いた無数の地上絵。考古学上、その経緯はいまだ謎とされている。地上絵のスケールはかなり大きい。1辺の距離が50㎞にもなる絵もあるほど。それらは上空300m以上に達しないと認識することができない。世界遺産にも指定されている地上絵だが、大胆にもその一部の上をハイウェイが横切っている。これはハイウェイ建設当時、地上絵が発見されていなかったから。グランドラインで人間が目にする地上絵はただのラインにしか見えないので誰も気づかなかったのだ。人間には認識しづらいスケールで描かれている、つまり人類にアピールするために描いたものではないということが言える。
では何の為に…?宇宙からの目線を意識して、と考えるのが自然ではないだろうか。
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by another29 | 2006-09-20 04:02 | □Grafic

David Flores

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David Flores [David Paul Flores]
Artist
born Carifornia,USA

website: www.davidfloresart.com




Artist David Flores sees the world in contours. Known for his skeletal drawings and paintings that divide figures and places into outlined shapes, the latest notch on this prolific artist's belt are two limited-edition Dunnys, Bad and Evil (pictured L-R above). "When I see things, I see shapes on top of them . . . the shapes they're made of," Flores explained from his studio in Santa Barbara, California. Starting with a sketch on illustrator file templates, Flores applied his brand of stained glass-like outlines to the Dunny shape. Finished 8" pieces are available in silver and gold, a choice Flores credits to Kid Robot founder Paul Budnitz. The two met several years back when Flores, living in San Francisco nearby the first Kid Robot store on Haight Street, approached Budnitz in the store and introduced himself. "You can't just kick back," Flores says of his bold approach. A veteran of skateboard design (he's held down positions at Deluxe, Shorty's, and, Stereo to name a few), onboard with Start Mobile, working on a slew of other collabos, like with XLARGE, Stussy, and recon, continuing his clothing line sold at Stakes Are High in Tokyo, and with his own vinyl toy, "Konartis", due out from Kid Robot in May, it looks like Flores is doing anything but kicking back.
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by another29 | 2006-07-29 05:02 | □Grafic

Banksy

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Banksy
Artist
born Unknown

lives and works in London,UK

website: www.banksy.co.uk



Banksy is a well-known pseudo-anonymous English graffiti artist. He is believed to be a native of Yate and born in 1974, but there is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and personal and biographical details.According to Tristan Manco, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier engineer, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s."His artworks are often-satirical pieces of art that encompass topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti with a distinctive stencilling technique, has appeared in London and in cities around the world.

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Banksy started as a freehand graffiti artist in the late 1980s as one of Bristol's DryBreadZ Crew (DBZ), often assisting writers Kato and Tes. In 1998 he arranged the enormous "Walls On Fire" graffiti jam along with fellow Bristol graffiti legend Inkie on the site of the future "at Bristol" development. The weekend long event drew artists from all over the UK and Europe and his organisation of the event established his name within the European graffiti scene. By 2000 he had turned to the art of stencilling after realising how much less time it took to complete a "piece". He claims he changed to stencilling whilst he was hiding from the police under a train carriage, and soon became more widely noticed for his art around Bristol and London.

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Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist, anti-establishment or pro-freedom. Subjects include animals such as monkeys and rats, policemen, soldiers, children and the elderly. He also makes stickers (the Neighbourhood Watch subvert) and sculpture, and was responsible for the cover art of Blur's 2003 album Think Tank. Bansky slowly started to get more and more prolific and notable after the millennium.
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by another29 | 2006-06-23 02:37 | □Grafic

Vik Muniz

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Vik Muniz
Artist
born 1961 Brazil

website: www.vikmuniz.net


Video: "Picture of Junk Series"
an interview with Vik Muniz
Rena Bransten Gallery




Vik Muniz is an avant-garde artist who experiments with novel media. For example, he made two detailed replicas of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa: one out of jelly and the other out of peanut butter. He has also worked in sugar, wire, thread, and Bosco Chocolate Syrup, out of which he produced a recreation of Leonardo's Last Supper. Many of Muniz's works are new approaches to older pieces; he has reinterpreted a number of Monet's paintings, including paintings of the cathedral at Rouen, which Muniz accomplished using small clumps of pignment sprinkled onto a flat surface.

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Picture of earth works More recently he has been creating larger-scale works, such as pictures carved into the earth (geoglyphs) or made of huge piles of junk. For his "Pictures of Clouds" series, he had a skywriter draw cartoon outlines of clouds in the sky.
Muniz has had solo exhibition at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, Florida currently called "Vik Muniz: Reflex". This exhibition, organized by the Miami Art Museum, was on display at the Seattle Art Museumand the PS1 Contemporary Art Museum in New York. This exhibit is currently showing at the Musee d'Art Compemporain in Montreal, Quebec until January 6, 2008. He has also published "Reflex - A Vik Muniz Primer" which contains a compilation of his work and his own commentary upon it.
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by another29 | 2006-06-10 16:52 | □Grafic

Terry Richrdson

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Terry Richrdson
Photographer
born 1965 New York,USA

website:www.terryrichardson.com




Richardson is the son of fashion photographer Bob Richardson. Richardson began photographing his environment while attending Hollywood High School and playing in a punk rock band. He has shot advertisements for fashion designers, including Gucci, Levi's, Hugo Boss, Anna Molinari, Baby Phat, Matsuda, and Sisley. Richardson has also shot editorial photographs for a Vogue, Vice, Harpers Bazaar, The Face, GQ and Sports Illustrated. He has exhibited in Japan, London, New York and Paris.

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Richardson's portrait subjects include Josie Maran, Morrissey, Daniel Day Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lindsay Lohan, David Bortolucci, Kate Moss, Faye Dunaway, Vincent Gallo, Sharon Stone, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Knoxville, Pharrell, Leonardo DiCaprio, Macaulay Culkin, Tom Ford, Sharon Stone, Mickey Rourke, Pink, Jay-Z, Torian Brown, 50 Cent, Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Samuel L. Jackson, Marc Jacobs, Li'l Kim, Scott Indrisek, Chloe Sevigny, Nicolas Cage, Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Deneuve, Tony Ward Lenny Kravitz, Dennis Hopper, Karl Lagerfeld, and Jessica Alba. Richardson's photo books include, Hysteric Glamour, which was published in 1998; this was followed by Son of Bob in 1999, Feared by Men Desired by Women in 2000, Too Much in 2001, Terryworld and Kibosh.
He is known for his provocative style of photography, notably his extensive use of compact cameras to shoot campaigns for high-profile clients [citation needed]. Richardson is a notable exponent of the snapshot aesthetic alongside other contemporary photographers such as Nan Goldin and Martin Parr. Richardson's photographs are often to some extent autobiographical and frequently graphically depict sexual subject matter.

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"KIBOSH" by Terry Richardson
www.kiboshbook.com
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by another29 | 2006-06-10 16:08 | □Grafic

Ken Heyman

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Ken Heyman
Photographer
born 1930 NewYork,USA

website:www.kenheyman.com


Ken Heyman first became interested in photography in high school. Later, during his student days at Columbia College-which were interrupted by a two-year stint in the army-his skill as a photographer grew, but still regarded photography as no more than a hobby. Then two events in college helped to direct him toward his career in photography. First, he sent off selections of his work to two national photography annuals and was pleased, indeed surprised, when both indicated they were eager to print his pictures-and did. But perhaps more important was his becoming a student of the distinguished anthropologist Margaret Mead. To fulfil a term paper requirement in one of her courses, Mr. Heyman submitted a photographic essay that interested the famous professor. Out of this began a friendship and collaboration that continued for more than twenty years.

B&W of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller on their wedding day
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Shows of Mr. Heyman's work have been held at the Museum of Modern Art (1963), the Hallmark Gallery (1965), The International Center for Photography in New York City (1976), The Zabriskie Gallery in Paris (1995). His next one-man show will be at New York's American Museum of natural History, and will run for 3 months commencing November 2001. Ken Heyman's work has brought him a number of awards including "The World Understanding award," considered to be one of the top awards in photography. It is given " to honor the photographer whose work has contributed most to a better understanding among the world's people."


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by another29 | 2005-05-30 02:24 | □Grafic