Richard Phillips: MAC daddy
Three New York art-world darlings—Richard Phillips, Marilyn Minter and Maira Kalman—took on the same subject this month: makeup. Beauty giant MAC gave each artist a set of pigments and products from its fall collection to play with and then left them to their own devices. Minter shot in her signature closely cropped style, photographing a trashy-glam, glitter-covered fuchsia eyelid, while Kalman painted a pensive and pale dark-lipped beauty. Phillips, however, didn’t have time to whip up a new piece, so he called on the fashion world’s favorite retoucher, Pascal Dangin. Together, they digitally “made up” Phillips’s painting Der Bodensee, a close-up portrait based on a photo from an erotic magazine, adding even more shimmer to the already high-gloss work.
Above: Richard Phillips’s project for MAC (at right) and his original portrait.