Richard Phillips to Speak at AFA ArtTalks
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m., at Christie's
"Ironic, critical and
conflicting, Richard Phillips lulls us into a false sense of
security, before pouncing with some rather challenging
subjects." —Wallpaper (2009)
The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is pleased to announce
that artist Richard Phillips is the next speaker in the
AFA's 2010/11 ArtTalks, a lecture series featuring notable
figures in the art world. Following the lecture, audience
members are invited to participate in a question-and-answer
session and a wine reception.
Richard Phillips has a striking signature style that derives
from his distinctive use of popular images—often from
advertising, fashion spreads, and erotic media—that he
translates into drawings and then luscious, oversized
realist paintings executed through a traditional process.
With fashion, media, and film collaborations, Phillips's
imagery has achieved a level of pop recognition outside of
the art world.
Phillips has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and
with solo shows at Gagosian Gallery, New York; White Cube,
London; Max Hetzler in Berlin; Kunsthalle Zürich; Le
Consortium in Dijon; and Kunstverein Hamburg. Adolf
Dietrich, Richard Phillips / Painting and Misappropriation
will be at the Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau in Ittingen,
Switzerland, in May 2011; and Most Wanted, a solo
show featuring paintings of celebrities over luxury-label
backdrops, opened January 27 at White Cube Gallery in
London. Phillips lives and works in New York.
The ArtTalk will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.,
at Christie's, located at 20 Rockefeller Plaza, which is on
49th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
In-kind support for ArtTalks
is provided by Christie's.
Admission is $15; $10 for AFA members and students with
valid identification. Seating is limited and reservations
To purchase tickets online,
click here, or please call
212.988.7700 ext. 210.
AFA is a nonprofit institution that organizes art
exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world,
publishes exhibition catalogues, and develops educational
materials and programs.
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Copyright 2011 American Federation of Arts
Image: Richard Phillips,
Most Wanted (Robert
Pattinson) 2010. Oil on linen, 95 x 78 in.
Courtesy Richard Phillips and White Cube Gallery. Photo
courtesy Tom Powel Imaging
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