We've long been fans of illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme and his witty blog, The Unknown Hipster, known for its satirical sketches of the fashionable and famous. More recently, his illustrations from the opening night of Italian artist Paola Pivi's exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in New York caught our eye. Delhomme, pictured here among Pivi's technicolour polar bears, takes us on a memorable tour of the evening...
Pivi stands in front of one of her feathered polar bear creations
'Cutting through the crowd, I tripped on a bear’s rear paw,' says Delhomme of this self-portrait. 'In case I had been tempted to cuddle Paola’s sculptures, I was abruptly reminded that true art stands in discomfort when it doesn’t simply hurt.'
French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin came to the christening of his new space in New York dressed in Lanvin
Maurizio Cattelan sported a T-shirt to the opening with the words 'failure by design' emblazoned on the front
'Knight Landesman’s orange suit was challenging the art', says Delhomme
Landesman (left) and Todd Eberle (right) unwittingly wore matching shades of orange. Above them, a blue polar bear made a leap for the inaugural exhibition at Dominique Levy’s gallery on the upper floor.
Nouvelle Garde founder Natacha Polaert with Pivi's 'Here it comes the hunter', 2013
Artist Xavier Veilhan was in high spirits, in spite of having arrived fresh off a plane from Paris
Guests deep in 'art conversation'
Delhomme's tribute to Paola Pivi’s 'Untitled (donkey)' work from 2003
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