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Richard Phillips   Drawing was My First Language

Meet the great American painter Richard Phillips in his New York Studio. Phillips explains how his artistic path has evolved from the early 80’es to his position today.

He provides insight to the unspoken content of his celebrity work, the way that the paintings are actually painted and why his paintings are not hyper-realism.

Richard Phillips (b 1962) is known for his large-scale glossy paintings, recalling the pictorial style of magazines from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and reflecting traditions of popular image culture. His paintings represent close-up portraits, predominantly of women from fashion and soft porno magazines, but also persons from the fields of pop music and politics. He says "My pictures involve a kind of wasted beauty - that's always been a thread in my work." Phillips has exhibited his work in many individual and group exhibition, including Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (2014+2006+2003+2001); Dallas Contemporary (2014); The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012); Gagosian Gallery, New York (2012+2009+2007); White Cube, London (2011+2010+2005); Swiss Institute, New York (2010); Le Consortium (2004); Kunstverein Hamburg (2002); Kunsthalle Zürich (2000) and many more

He is represented in public and private collections such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the Denver Museum, Colorado; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; UBS Paine Webber Art Collection, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Modern, London; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


CREDITS

Richard Phillips | filmed by Out of Sync | NYC April 2014
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Producer | Out of Sync
Artworks courtesy | Richard Phillips

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