richard phillips will be the next speaker @ the afa’s lecture series, taking place on march 9 @ christie’s ny … & we will be attending :-).

about the artist:
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 US and europe. “most wanted“, his solo show featuring paintings of celebrities over luxury-label backdrops, will open this thursday @ white cube london.