By Mats Gustafson, with texts by Glenn O'Brien and Berndt Arell
“The fragility of Mats Gustafson’s art is almost tangible . . . Landscapes, portraits pervaded with eroticism, and fashion illustrations—Gustafson’s brush is adept at them all. They betray that he is an artisan in the deepest sense, both artist and craftsman.”
Mats Gustafson Watercolors is the only overview publication to date on one of the most admired illustration artists of our time. Known for his subtle and haunting fashion illustrations, intimate portraits, and scenes of nature, Mats Gustafson began his career as an illustrator in the late 1970s, at a time when editorial illustration was eclipsed by photography, and watercolor as a conceptual medium had barely been explored. The elegant and expressive character of Gustafson's watercolor, pastel and cut-out paperworks expanded the possibilities of fashion illustration and nearly single-handedly reinvigorated the genre. Published to coincide with a major retrospective exhibition of Gustafson’s work at the Millesgarden in Stockholm in 2013.
*Mats Gustafson Watercolors is published in a limited edition of 1,250 copies, each sequentially numbered.*
About the Authors: Mats Gustafson’s fashion and portrait illustrations have been included in French and Italian Vogue, The New Yorker, and Visionaire, and he has created advertising art for Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Yohji Yamamoto, and Comme des Garçons. His work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows. Glenn O’Brien is a renowned art critic and writer. Berndt Arell is the director of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
Price: $65 U.S
Hardcover / 9.45” x 13.3” / 24 x 33.8 cm / 72 pages / 50 color illustrations
Available July 123 2013 on Amazon and at selected bookstores
A second edition of The Unknown Hipster Diaries will be available on March 1, 2013, featuring a new cover image by Jean-Philippe Delhomme. This will be a limited edition of 1,000 copies plus 50 A.P.s, each sequentially numbered, and will be available on Amazon and selected bookstores throughout the US.
Dear friends, thank you for making the first edition of The Unknown Hipster Diaries a great success. The edition is sold out in the US! (There is a limited number of copies available at Colette in Paris, and there is a book signing with Jean-Philippe Delhomme this Saturday December 15 at Colette from 4 pm to 6 pm, so if you can pick up a copy there).
However, due to popular demand a second edition of 1,000 copies is in the works, and these books will be available around March 1, 2013, on Amazon and in selected bookstores. Please check back here for updates and availability. Jean-Philippe is hard at work and the second edition will have a new cover illustration! Thank you again for your support.
By 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.
The Unknown Hipster Diaries is published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies, each sequentially numbered.
About the Author: Jean-Philippe Delhomme is an award-winning illustrator based in Paris and New York. He has produced classic advertising campaigns for Barneys New York, the Bon Marché in Paris, Saab, and The Mark Hotel. His illustrations and writings appear regularly in GCasa Italy; GQ France; and American GQ, where he illustrates Glenn O’Brien’s popular column, “Style Guy.” He is also the author of The Cultivated Life (Rizzoli, 2009) as well as three novels.
Hardcover / 6.75” x 9.25” / 192 pages / 200 color illustrations / $45 U.S.
ISBN: 978-0-9859958-0-5 / publication date: 15 November 2012