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  • Provenance

    Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Richard Phillips, October 23 - November 28, 1998
    New York, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Greater New York, February 2000
    Zurich, Kunsthalle Zurich, Richard Phillips, November 4 - December 31, 2000
    Hamburg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, The Contemporary Face: From Pablo Picasso to Alex Katz, September 27, 2001 - January 13, 2002
    Avingon, Collection Lambert, Coollustre, April 28 - October 15, 2003
    Warth, Switzerland, Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Gott Sehen, October 2, 2005 - April 23, 2006

  • Literature

    B. G. Gardner, "Die Hand umklammert den Haltegriff", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 19, p. 54
    R. Mahoney, "American Gesture", Art Net, December 1998
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 12, No. 133, p. 52
    D. Paparoni. "Il non ritorno all’ordine", Tema Celeste, October-December, 1999
    V. Pederson , "Richard Phillips", Paper, January, 1999, p. 89
    D. Humphry, "New York Fax", Art Issues, January-February 1999, no. 56, pp. 34-35
    M. Cohen, "Richard Phillips", Flash Art, March-April 1999, p.103
    B. Arning, "Richard Phillips", Art in America, April 1999, pp. 139-140
    Kunsthalle Zurich, Richard Phillips Exhibition Catalogue, Zurich, 2000, p. 28 (illustrated)
    J. P. Breakwood, "Jeunes tigres au P.S. 1", Art Actuel, no. 8, May-June 2000, p. 38-40
    P.S. 1 Center for Contemporary Art, Greater New York, exh. cat., New York, 2000, p. 31
    J.Roberts, ed.,"If You Could Have Any Five Artworks…", Frieze, November-December, 2001, pp. 65-80
    M. O'Rourke, "Six Portraits", The Paris Review, No. 161, Spring 2002, pp. 97-104
    Coollustre, Weather Everything Dramatically Different, Collection Lambert, Avignon, 2003, pp. 1, 70-77, 185 (illustrated)
    D. Diederichsen and R. Phillips, "Out of Time and Place: A Conversation", Parkett, No. 71, 2004, p. 65
    S. G. Park, "Mimic in Reality – Richard Phillips", Art Price, August 2005, pp. 84-87 (illustrated)
    Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Gott Sehen, exh. cat, 2005, pp 94-95
    JRP/Ringier Kunstverlag, "Richard Phillips Paintings and Drawings", Le Consortium Dijon, Centre d'Art Contemporain Dijon, Zurich, 2006, p. 104

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The perception of whether my male subjects are sexualized depends on one's predisposition. Paintings like Portrait of God, 1998, address male sexuality. My work reflects the proportional over-representation of the female body in art historical and advertising patterns. Even the way in which my paintings have been absorbed into the art media, has privileged the images of women over men, which parallels mainstream media's old bias' of heterosexist transmissions for the safeguarding of property legacy and real-estate control." - Richard Phillips
    (Interview with Richard Phillips, New Museum, Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2009)

149

Portrait of God (after Richard Bernstein)

1998
oil on linen
101 x 72 in. (256.5 x 182.9 cm)

Estimate
$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $122,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

Contemporary Art Day
11 May 2012
New York