John Baldessari for Visionaire 64
Created in partnership with leading innovative technology company Samsung Electronics, Visionaire 64 ART exploits the current ease of digital and emailable self-portraits with the time-honored craftsmanship of printmaking. Co-founders Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos brainstormed with Baldessari at his Venice Beach studio and conceived of an issue comprised of self-portraits (aka “selfies”) transformed into art with Baldessari’s “color interventions”. Baldessari remarked, “I’ll probably be most remembered for putting dots over people’s faces, so it’s funny to do an issue devoted to selfies of famous people.”
Visionaire then invited a roster of contemporary personalities to contribute self-portraits that were printed in black & white on high-quality archival paper. The images were then altered with embossed shapes and colors created by Baldessari. Dean commented, “Self-portraiture has existed since mankind’s earliest visual records. And, now we live in an age of self-celebration and constant surveillance in which nearly everyone carries some form of camera. It seems ironic and hilarious that an artist so famous for putting dots over people’s faces would devote an issue to the technology that celebrates face-time.”
The Visionaire partnership embodies Samsung’s passion and commitment for enriching people’s lives through art and culture by crafting meaningful and innovative products. Through this partnership, both companies work together to break down creative boundaries and build diverse communities dedicated to imaginative, original, and passionate expression.
The Red edition features James Franco, Miley Cyrus, Marina Abramovic, Ranveer Singh, Yuna Kim, Karlie Kloss, Pedro Almovodar, Drew Barrymore, G-Dragon and Ed Ruscha.
The Green edition features Gisele Bundchen, Maurizio Cattelan, Drake, Julianne Moore, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Cunningham & Antonio Lopez, Neil Patrick Harris, John Waters, Lionel Messi and Yoko Ono.
The Blue edition features Lupita Nyong’O, Ai Weiwei, Kate Upton, Dustin Hoffman, Psy, Kirsten Dunst, Kate & Laura Mulleavy with Catherine Opie, Cameron Diaz, Michael Stipe and Kaws.
Each of the 3 editions contains 10 loose 12 X 18 inch black & white portraits with embossed color interventions by John Baldessari.
Sold separately in a limited quantity of 500 numbered copies.
The case converts into a horizontal or vertical display using the built-in foldout stand.
Size: 18.80 in x 12.80 in x 1.90 in
Price: $325 per edition
These John Baldessari limited editions are available at Visionaire