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Richard Phillips Gets Biblical @ Paddle8



Richard Phillips for Paddle8

The Pop Artist Gets Biblical for a Groundbreaking Online Exhibition

Matchmaking art stars with collectors, new digital platform Paddle8 teams up with high-profile galleries to mount online exhibitions devoid of geographical constraints. The site’s inaugural group show, Saturation, presents work by such heavy-hitters as Cerith Wyn Evans, Roe Ethridge and pop maestro Richard Phillips, who opened his studio for the images above. Phillips, who is represented by the Gagosian and White Cube, will show his pastel and gouache drawing “II Esther,” which sees model Gemma Ward stand in for the Old Testament queen. “The idea came from James Frey asking me to create an illuminated manuscript for his new book, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible,” he says.

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Posted on May 27, 2011 by Editor

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