Philippa Hughes: Founder of Pink Line Project

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By: Jean Cohen

January 27, 2014

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This ex-attorney, self-described “contrarian” has made things happen here, showing up early on at open studios and gallery nights in vintage cocktail dresses, buzzing around the city on a pink (of course) Buddy motor scooter.
Ultimately Hughes put her energy to building connections in the community. She advised new collectors (“go with your gut”), underwrote worthy art projects and bought for herself the work of established artists like Nicholas and Sheila Pye (a chromogenic print, pictured) plus riskier ones on the fringe. She served on an arts commission and a museum committee and produced events—from salons to music/art happenings, her “DIY underground.”
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Philippa Hughes: A D.C. Artist Living Like Her Hair Is On Fire

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By: Rebecca Sheir

January 24, 2014

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Sometimes a fresh start can actually be a work in progress. And that’s definitely the case for 45-year-old D.C. resident Philippa Hughes.

“I think when people want to have a fresh start, they think a lightning bolt is going to come down and hit them, and everything is going to be great, or changed, or somehow different,” she says. “And in fact [my] change happened over a period of time. But the day I was diagnosed with cancer, I can point to as a day that everything did change. So I’ve labeled that day ‘the worst day of my life.’”

“But all these things were already in motion,” she continues. “That just sort of accelerated everything. And then seeing that City Paper article was just like sort of the nail in the coffin as to ‘Old Philippa.’”

 

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After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Philippa Hughes Makes Big Changes

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By: Kriston Capps

October 23, 2013

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But her summer has been abnormal in a singularly horrible way, too. On Aug. 29, Hughes was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two Sundays ago, she celebrated both her 45th birthday and National No Bra Day—this year, fate lumped them together—by burning bras with loved ones at a friend’s place in Maryland and toasting s’mores over the embers. On Monday, Hughes will check in at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, having spent the last month and a half preparing for a life-changing but necessary procedure: a double mastectomy.

In many respects, this summer has been a typical one for Philippa Hughes. But “typical” for Hughes means unreal in the best possible ways. The Pink Line Project founder spent two months eating and surfing in Los Angeles, Sicily, and Portland, Ore. She took a writing workshop in Maui conducted by author Rebecca Walker. At the beginning of October, she was baptized in the name of performance art by artist Holly Bass, dunked in the Capitol Skyline Hotel pool during the (e)merge Art Fair.

 

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6 So-Chic Scooter Owners Show Us How They Ride In Style

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By: Adele Chapin

June 27, 2013

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Talk about branding: Art collector and founder of The Pink Line Project Philippa P.B. Hughes encourages Washingtonians to “think pink” by showcasing the best of Washington’s creative community. So, of course, her scooter is pink. When she’s not zipping around town, she’s working on buzzy projects and planning the District’s next big art event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Super Star: DC Modern Luxury Magazine

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Philippa featured in DC Modern Luxury magazine

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