Born in Massachusetts in 1962, Richard Phillips lives and works in New York. He is known for his strikingly distinctive paintings. Drawn from found imagery, his work deals with the marketability of man, his wishes, ideas, actions, identity, sexuality, politics, and desires. He translates these images into both drawings and paintings executed through a traditional process. In doing so, he makes use of the iconic quality of pictures, which the media and Art use daily—each according to its own agenda. His recent exhibition, “Most Wanted” at White Cube in London, for example, featured ten larger than life celebrity portraits set against red carpet step-and-repeat backdrops.
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Images by Gagosian Gallery