Cecilia Dean, Maurizio Cattelan, and James Kaliardos take a selfie together at the opening for Visionaire 64 ART John Baldessari. Photo courtesy BFA)
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I Will Not Take Any More Boring Selfies: Visionaire Sends Baldessari to the Cloud

This was not a party where one could be a wallflower easily. Even the most unassuming of guests were pulled into the frenzy that was the launch of the new art issue of Visionaire—made with west coast conceptual art legend John Baldessari—by a flurry of Samsung Galaxy-toting event staffers. Amid a whirl of cellphones, selfie snapping, colorful freestanding metal sculptures, and even more colorful characters, were some of the art world’s most familiar faces posing for flash after flash, knowing the images would soon appear on screens around the room, and spread like wildfire across social media.

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