Artbook at Visionaire

The multi-format publication Visionaire, one of our perennial favorites, has teamed up with Distributed Art Publishers to create an ambitious bookstore with an expiration date. ARTBOOK AT VISIONAIRE will carry rare books from the fields of art and design in its New York showroom, but only until September 8, when its doors shut for good. Its inaugural event was a signing by Tina Barney for her book The Europeans, and future visits are planned for Richard Prince, Alex Katz and Vanessa Beecroft. The latter graces the store Thursday, July 14, for a screening of her performance art piece VB53, in which twenty-one models were planted in a plot of earth, all of them nude except for Helmut Lang shoes wrapped around their ankles. She’ll be signing the book that documents her artistic undertaking, a commentary on the body, beauty and identity.