Top 10 of 2012// Best reflection of our time: Richard Phillips

Elena Soboleva
Jan 4, 2013 10:53PM
First Point, 2012
Dallas Contemporary
Sasha II, 2012
Dallas Contemporary

Richard Phillips show at Gagosian Gallery was probably the most controversial and misunderstood exhibition of the year. It brought to light the difficulty in navigating contemporary art and our own desire to deny the carnal instinct incited by his oversized, hyper-realistic Pop canvases.  The complexity of the relationship between the viewer and artwork was heightened through the celebrity subjects, Sasha Grey, Lindsay Lohan and Adriana Lima, whose inherent iconicity destabilized perception.

Elena Soboleva