Canvassing Mitt: Richard Phillips Debuts Romney Portrait at Rauschenberg Foundation

Phillips and Romney.

Richard Phillips makes paintings of actresses, models and porn stars that are almost completely without irony. His subjects are ripe for commentary, but in the paintings, such as those of Lindsay Lohan and Sasha Grey currently on view at Gagosian Gallery’s 24th Street space, none is made. For this reason, there’s something queasy-making about them. They’re terrific in every sense of the word. Mr. Phillips paints the abyss, and the abyss doesn’t look back. Read More


Adviser Alex Marshall Launches Political Group, Preps Christine Quinn Fundraiser at Andrew Kreps Gallery

Marshall and Marisa Jartcki. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

With the 2012 presidential and 2013 New York mayoral races heating up, art world types are venturing into the political realm. Paula Cooper Gallery will be home to an Obama fundraiser tomorrow night, and tonight Andrew Kreps Gallery is hosting a fundraiser for Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, who is expected to be a leading candidate for mayor. Read More