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  • Provenance

    Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    E. Schirmer, Mosel Production, Richard Phillips, Kunsthalle Zurich, 2000, p.21 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Best known for his discomfortingly frontal close-ups of women who look like fashion models, Phillips adopted a photographic approach to painting at the same time that fashion magazines began to incorporate the impressionistic, painterly style (and services) of photographers such as Jack Pierson and Wolfgang Tillmans in their fashion spreads…Phillip’s work performs an almost classical function in this sense, memorializing the unattainable standards of beauty ushered in by this new era in fashion.” V. Breuvart, Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, 2002, London, p. 248

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Study for Tongue

1997
Oil on linen.
28 1/8 x 26 in. (71.4 x 66 cm).
Signed, titled and dated "TOUNGE 97 Richard Phillips" on the reverse.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $102,000

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York