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Richard Phillips' large-scale paintings draw from vintage magazine advertisements, pornography websites, and fashion spreads; reference music and politics; and allude to artists such as Alex Katz and Andy Warhol. Technicolor or film noir in feel, the glossy hyper-real images have brought him notoriety in the realms he critiques-he has done product commissions for MAC Cosmetics, Montblanc, and Jimmy Choo. Both he and his provocative paintings have appeared on "Gossip Girl." Phillips is a 1984 graduate of MassArt's painting department.