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An exhibition of originals prints and illustrations taken from the successful blog The Unknown Hipster by the NY based French writer, illustrator and art director Jean-Philippe Delhomme opened at Colette yesterday. The Unknown Hipster is a creature born between the demimonde of Paris and the hip enclaves of New York. Of obscure pedigree and questionable occupation, the Unknown Hipster nonetheless seems to be able to attend exclusive openings, invitation only parties, and private fashion shows. He crashes François Pinault’s party in Venice, communes with Marina Abramovic at MoMA, has a run in with a faux John Baldessari, and attends the Occupy Wall Street protests. Delhomme simultaneously celebrates and pokes fun at our culture’s obsession with fame and exclusivity. The book is published in an edition of 1,000 numbered copies (59€). (PS Delhomme will be signing books instore next Sat 15, 4-6pm.)
Until Sat 5 Jan.
Colette gallery, 213 rue St-Honoré, 1st.

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