His large-scale, hyperrealist paintings and recent video projects have solidified Richard Philips a bona fide art star. A friend and collaborator of Christelle, Richard allowed us to step into his studio, high above the streets of Chelsea. Check out what we had to talk about here.
View Richard in House CallsHERE | View the entire editorial HERE. Daria Radlinski: What was your first job?
Richard Phillips: I was a sailmaker
DR: What do you never leave home without?
RP: My red Puma fireproof racing shoes
DR: What object in your studio have you had for the longest time?
RP: My easel—though I don't use easels
I likemy Lotusbut I lovemy Porsche.
DR: Do you have a lucky charm?
RP: I keep it a secret for it to remain lucky
DR: What song will you always love?
RP: "Soon" by My Bloody Valentine
DR: If you were going to be in a band who would you want to be your band mates?
RP: Alex Iezzi and Jordan Robin!
DR: Best piece of advice you've ever received?
RP: Never lift
DR: What is your vice?
RP: Quad espressos
DR: Any summer plans?
RP: Painting for my show in the fall, and beach time with [my girlfriend] Josephine!
Photos by Christelle De Castro View House CallsHERE.