Visionaire 55 SURPRISE reimagines the children’s pop-up book by adapting work from artists like Yayoi Kusama, Andreas Gursky, Cai Guo-Qiang, Sophie Calle, Steven Klein, and Steven Meisel into three-dimensional paper sculptures. To execute the mind-bogglingly complex pop-ups, Visionaire called on renowned paper engineer Bruce Foster, who shared his infinite wisdom. “Many of these techniques had never been done before,” says Foster. “So each one was challenging in its own way.” With a 20-foot tall Krug champagne fountain Visionaire co-hosted an event at the chic Raleigh Hotel in Miami (during Art Basel).
We followed-up the SURPRISE launch in Miami with a party at artist Tom Sachs’ studio in Manhattan. A late night dance party with DJ Harley Viera-Newton with surprise performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir.