Visionaire founders Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos have increasingly been bringing art to the people through their public installations, but none was more popular than their 65th issue, FREE, which gave away art posters (crafted by the likes of Mario Sorrenti, Marilyn Minter, Anton Corbijn, Daniel Arsham, as well as celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Spike Jonze), to the general public. Now, the project is being re-issued in Visionaire 65: FREE, the deluxe edition.
“To be honest, we had not intended to do a deluxe edition of the FREE issue…that’s the antithesis of what FREE was about, which was free art for everyone,” Dean admitted of the project, which distributed the posters in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles in 2015 and 2016. “Some people knew the artists, some didn’t, but they were so thankful and excited and energized. It was very moving and it was an eye-opening experience.”