Directors at the Tate in London have declared a “climate emergency,” and will immediately set to work reducing the museum’s carbon footprint by 10 percent within the coming four years. “We will interrogate our systems, our values and our programs, and look for ways to become more adaptive and responsible,” the directors said in the announcement. “As an organization that works with living artists, we should respond to and amplify their concerns. And, as our audiences and communities across the world confront climate extinction, so we must shine a spotlight on this critical issue through art.”
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New York, NY
Max Hetzler, Berlin
Massachusetts College of Art BFA, Boston
Yale MFA, New Haven, CT
Phillips, an American painter, is best known for his hyper-realistic portraits of politicians and other pop icons. His style recalls the pictorial tendencies of the mid-twentieth century and fuses traditions of Pop Art with classical oil painting.
Many of his works are paintings of woman, inspired by photos taken from fashion and porn magazines of the 1960s and 70s. Pieces like his 2004 Bukkake offer a more modern and raw portrayal of pornography. Works like Spokesperson and Deepak Chopra, both created from official election posters and advertisements, are examples of his more politically-oriented work.
Other famous pieces include 2004’s $.