February 14, 2020
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Le Grand Prix du Faubourg by Ugo Gattoni, Hermes (price available upon request). hermes.com
Ugo Gattoni loves visual puns and optical accumulations. Together, his wonderfully assured, masterful hand and fantastical imagination create rich dream-worlds whose every corner holds a surprise, or a curious detail. True to form, his latest carré depicts 'an imaginary race in a phantasmagorical Faubourg.’ Space and time are telescoped to depict every period at once, in the history of the Paris street on which the house of Hermès first opened its doors almost a century and a half ago: a vibrant mix of architecture and advertising, stories and anecdotes from across the eras. The crowd pours around a bend in the Faubourg, colorful, festive, and bursting with energy. Acclaimed racing cyclists, flying boats, zeppelins, and balloons fill the composition.
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