For Richard Phillips, critique is as much an intrinsic material in the conception and staging of his work as the materials of their making. His conflating of subject and genre continues to provide challenging comment on the condition and reach of contemporary art. - Phillips has embarked on a new phase of work that hinges on the self-awareness of real-life subjects. Phillips' first two films, Lindsay Lohan (2011) and Sasha Grey (2011), are 'motion portaits'. This book is generously illustrated with film stills and the paintings made from the films.
Richard Phillips is represented in important public and private collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.