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Richard Phillips: Early Works on Paper

Richard Phillips: Early Works on Paper

by Richard Phillips
     
 
The years 1993 and 1994 were bum years for Richard Phillips. Creative years too, since that was when he made the 30-odd drawings in this portfolio. With the air so cold and the heat not working and the rent going unpaid for eight months, Phillips, drawing in his kitchen, conjured one image after another: a homeless man is burned alive by a thug; a deranged blonde

Overview

The years 1993 and 1994 were bum years for Richard Phillips. Creative years too, since that was when he made the 30-odd drawings in this portfolio. With the air so cold and the heat not working and the rent going unpaid for eight months, Phillips, drawing in his kitchen, conjured one image after another: a homeless man is burned alive by a thug; a deranged blonde cuddles with a white rabbit, certain they must be sisters; a monumental god carved into a temple at Angkor Wat mirrors the face of Alice Cooper--two gods in one! Phillips' sources were discarded newspapers, but if you look behind the mottled surfaces the pictures really derive from the conflicted state of his soul.
Each of these drawings is a complete work; none were intended only as studies. "They were meant to be entertaining," Phillips tells author Linda Yablonsky, "but they also pushed me to go farther and farther." Ultimately, these drawings gave Phillips the freedom to paint. What they give us is the power to see through the dark.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783935567374
Publisher:
Holzwarth Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Phillips was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1962. He received his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1986. He lives and works in New York, where he is represented by Friedrich Petzel gallery. His work is in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

Linda Yablonsky is a novelist, art writer and editor. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Artfourm and Art & Auction. She is the author of The Story of Junk: A Novel (Farrar Strauss & Giroux 1997).

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