Jean- Philippe Delhomme
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, guest-only parties, and private fashion shows. He mixes with artists and celebrities with all levels of fame –from the painfully hip threeASFOUR in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to Karl Lagerfeld’s ne plus ultra exclusive fitting chambers. In between, the Unknown Hipster 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. As written and drawn by the celebrated illustrator and author Jean-Philippe Delhomme, the Unknown Hipster’s adventures are by turns sly, perceptive, and extremely funny. Delhomme simultaneously celebrates and pokes fun at our culture’s obsession with fame and exclusivity. Adapted from Delhomme’s The Unknown Hipster blog in the form of a diary, this witty book precisely captures in words and drawings contemporary culture today.
17x 23.25 cm/ over 200 color illustrations
Retail Price: $45.00