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).