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In Design: The Art of John-Paul Philippe
Posted on : October 31, 2011 Author : Artspace


Click to Enlarge! For this retrospective at Untitled, John-Paul Philippe made installations unique to the space, combining them with other examples of his paintings, drawings, and sculpture. John-Paul Philippé was born and raised in Henryetta, Oklahoma and is a 1978 graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He began his career as a designer for Neiman Marcus, Dallas before moving to Santa Fe to pursue painting. He subsequently spent twenty-three years living in London before moving to New York. From his studio in the heart of SoHo, John-Paul directs a group of professional artists to produce a wide array of creative projects. He has designed the interiors for the Barney's clothing stores world-wide as well as for many department stores in Japan. His signature motif that first appeared in his paintings is now part of a unique collection of works ranging from architectural and furniture design to murals, sculptures and woodwork. Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador at Large for Barney's Stores, said about John-Paul, "It's hard to imagine Barney's stores without John-Paul Philippé. His murals adorn the restaurants; his paintings have hung in both store interiors and windows in Barney's stores from Las Vegas to Japan. His artwork has also found it's way into advertising campaigns. His most impressive work involves actually creating massive sculpture pieces which are functionally integrated into the very structure of various stores from Dallas, TX to Kobe, Japan. John-Paul is the Jean Cocteau of Barney's; part Jean Cocteau, part Alexander Girard, John-Paul is the ultimate collaborative artist." artspaceatuntitled.org [Artspace] at Untitled is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization designed to stimulate creative thought and new ideas through the presentation of contemporary art. Untitled is committed to providing free public access to its exhibitions, educational programs, performances, and publications, and to engaging the community in collaborative outreach efforts. 1 NE 3rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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