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Gan, Stephen; James Kaliardos; Cecilia Dean (eds.)
Visionaire 19: Beauty
Visionaire Publishing, New York, 1996. 1/2500. Quarto. Approx. 9x12". Silver mirrored cardboard portfolio with white lettering on the front cover and spine, and three cosmetics containers (lipstick, eye shadow and mascara) mounted onto front cover. Velcro fastener. The portfolio houses 33 double-sided loose leaf inserts, each measuring 11.5x9", featuring b/w and color photographic reproductions as well as other illustrations on the subject of "Beauty" in various forms, with contributions from many acclaimed artists and photographers. Many of the inserts are muti-page and folded, including an amazing series of three photographs of Cecilia Dean, as three different races, with astounding makeup and hair styling by James Kaliardos. Contributors include Bruce Weber, Cindy Sherman, Ellen von Unwerth, Nan Goldin, Jean-Paul Goude, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Mario Testino, Mary Ellen Mark, Mats Gustafson, Peter Lindbergh, Ruben Toledo and Terry Richardson. Laid in at the interior is an envelope on Visionaire stationary, containing two folded lists of back issues to order. Portfolio with some light soiling at the bottom of the front covers as well as some light scratches and some light rubbing, bumping and creasing to extremities. Interior with the initial leaf (thick rice paper) with some light smudges and creasing. Portfolio in very good-, interior in near fine condition overall. "Beauty really was in the eye of the beholder, starting with the cover itself. The packaging - a mirrored mylar case featuring a limited-edition Visionaire lipstick, mascara, and lip gloss, mad … [Click Below for Full Description]
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