Richard Phillips 'POINT OF PURCHASE' Exhibit Attracts Celebs & Artsy Aficionados! Check Out Party Pics!
Richard Phillips opening reception of “Point of Purchase,” [his first exhibition of media interventions and retail collaborations with major commercial brands including: TV series Gossip Girl, Jimmy Choo, MAC Cosmetics, Mont Blanc, Colette and Visionaire] was showcased in East Hampton. An eclectic crowd including: Ed Westwick (fresh off the set of Gossip Girl!), Visionaire’s Cecilia Dean, Josephine Meckseper, Brian Donnelly (KAWS), Julia Chiang and Meredith Darrow, were there to oooh-and-ahh over Richard’s work. James Frey, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Lauren Bush, David Lauren, Olivia Chantecaille, Dan and Margaret Loeb, and David Salle were also in attendance. Art-fiends, and owners of Exhibition A, Cynthia Rowley, Bill Powers, were on hand to support the artist with whom they have collaborated.
Known for his hyper-real, iconographic paintings, Richard Phillips’ vanguard artistic practice is defined by a dual devotion to craftsmanship and contemporary culture. By rendering images using appropriated 16th century painting techniques, the artist has reformulated the production and function of contemporary images in art and society.
*This fabulous exhibit runs until August 8th — Don’t miss out on seeing these unique works at John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
KDH NOTE: Can’t wait to get your hands on a Richard Phillips creation? Neither can the rest of the world! Gilt Group’s “Surf’s Up Sale” features a Richard Phillips one-of-a kind surfboard. While it’s currently sold out (in one day, no less!!), you can sign on to the waiting list at www.Gilt.com. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all of the surfboards will be donated to The Pablove Foundation (www.pablove.org) in support of pediatric cancer research and advances in cancer treatment.
*Richard Phillips with Exhibition A, Der Bodensee (print), 2010. Archival inkjet prints on stretched canvas over wooden frame. 8 x 12 inches 20 x 30 inches 40 x 26 inches.
* Richard Phillips with Public Art Fund, Spectrum (Prop Art), 2010. Giclee prints on stretched canvas over a wood frame. 30 x 36.5 inches. This was created as a prop painting for a backdrop on the CW TV show Gossip Girl!