Lady Gaga is a larger-than-life artist, so her latest magazine cover -- a visually striking, 5-feet-by-7-feet edition of Visionaire -- likely won't shock anyone. But the price tag, ranging from $375 to $1,500, might keep it off the oversized coffee tables of most budget-conscious Monsters out there.
Shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the front and back cover of Visionaire 61: Larger Than Life features the pop superstar as a slick-covered mermaid. Her response to the mess, "There is no oil too thick as to destroy the imagination." According to Visionaire, it has been certified by the Guinness World Records as being the largest magazine ever produced.
Visionaire can be found at the Visionaire Gallery in New York and at visionaireworld.com. It's available in two sizes: The standard measures 36 inches by 49.48 inches and goes for $375. A deluxe edition measuring 57.48 inches x 79 inches will run you $1,500.
While it's being touted as the largest magazine ever, it's not the most expensive. According to the Guinness World Records website, Nomenus Quarterly, a folio of unpublished images, has a price tag of $6,500.
Other contributors to the issue include artists Doug Aitken and Rob Pruitt as well as filmmakers Ridley Scott and Sam Taylor-Wood. Visionaire has been around since 1991 and describes itself as a "limited-edition multiformat fashion and art publication."