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Artists' Instagrams, The Never Seen Instagrams Of The Greatest Artists

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The Never Seen Instagrams Of The Greatest Artists

With his sharp-witted illustrations and insightful one-liners, the French illustrator, painter and writer Jean-Philippe Delhomme (born 1959) is a deft observer and loving critic of our contemporary culture. In his latest book, Artists’ Instagrams, Delhomme imagines what the masters of modern art would have posted if they had access to Instagram and shared our addiction to the platform.

The results are hilarious: Picasso collaborates with a car brand and compares his follower-count with Braque’s; Mondrian paints his IKEA kitchen; Gauguin incites #FOMO with his travel photographs of tantalizing, exoticizing Polynesian nudes. They are all here, from Joseph Beuys to Andy Warhol.

Artists’ Instagrams: The Never Seen Instagrams of the Greatest Artists is one of the first art books to engage Instagram’s influence in our visual culture (Kim Kardashian’s pioneering efforts notwithstanding). But Artists’ Instagrams is not only an amusing mash-up of high culture and everyone’s favorite social media platform; it’s a veritable history of modern art through hashtags.

ARTISTS’ INSTAGRAM in the press:
THE GUARDIAN: It's a #masterpiece! What if Gauguin and Monet had been on Instagram?
T Magazine Japan: ピカソがインスタを使っていたら…

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Hardcover, 5 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs / 85 bw. | ISBN: 9781947359048 | US $29.95 | Pub Date: 3/19/2019


A Paris Journal


From the publisher:
In 2015 the French illustrator and writer Jean-Philippe Delhomme was asked by Zeit Magazin, the Sunday magazine of the German newspaper Zeit, to contribute a weekly column for the year about living in Paris. 2015 was an extraordinary and tumultuous year for Paris, with the Charlie Hebdo and the Bataclan terrorist attacks in January and November, which Delhomme covered with sensitivity and poigance. In between he wrote and illustrated about the daily joys and frustrations of living in one of the world’s most beloved cities, from daily walks with his dog Astor to discover Picasso’s former studios to the invasions of Uber and joggers in the Luxembourg gardens.  
As Delhomme writes in the introduction to the book: “…Paris, lost in its winter rains and dim light, is a trip through time. From its greyness, I came to realize, there was many stories to emerge if you had, maybe, the eyes of a dog to see them. The night recalls Brassaï, the hunching silhouette of Giacometti blurs in the winter fog, and Gertrude Stein’s exhausted guests wait for a cab on rue de Fleurus, next to a contemporary princess commanding an Uber from her iPhone. This is the idea I proposed to Zeit, a diary in which I could reconcile my dream of a lost Paris with the unexpected of the present life.” Written with humor and insight, and beautifully illustrated, A Paris Journal is a diary of both the past and future of Paris as it documents the transformation of a celebrated way of life.

Hardcover, 116 pages, 54 color illustrations, published in a limited edition of a 1,000 copies, by
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