Richard Phillips, American, 1962
Born: Marblehead, MA
Work Locations: New York, NY
United States
charcoal and white chalk on paper
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum

Richard Phillips, Mirror, 1998. Charcoal and white chalk on paper; 25 x 18 in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2016.155. © Richard Phillips

frame height: 32 1/2 in, 82.5500 cm; frame width: 25 1/2 in, 64.7700 cm; image height: 25 in, 63.5000 cm; image width: 18 in, 45.7200 cm; frame depth: 1 1/2 in, 3.8100 cm
Modern and Contemporary Art
Modern and Contemporary Art

Richard Phillips enlarges images from marketing and celebrity culture to a monumental scale resulting in strikingly distinctive paintings. "Mirror" emphasizes the glossy, idealized glamour of a bygone age, when indulgence and frivolity ruled. A beautiful woman’s face fills the entirety of the mirror, contrasted with the wrinkled hand holding the circular reflection. 

Richard Phillips received his BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1984, and his MFA in painting from Yale University School of Art in 1986. He currently lives and works in New York.

© Richard Phillips

Known Provenance
Purchased 1998 by Vicki and Kent Logan from Petzel Gallery, New York, 1998; gifted 2016 to the Denver Art Museum by Vicki and Kent Logan
Exhibition History
  • Stephen Friedman Gallery, London [06/06/1998 - 07/15/1998]
  • "Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art From the Logan Collection"— The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY [03/14/2008 - 06/08/2008]
  • "Facebook: Works on Paper"— Denver Art Museum [01/30/2010 - 08/29/2010]
  • “The Light Show” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 3/7/2021