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Richard Phillips- Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art on November 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

“Scout”, 1999,  PG version (cropped for the show)

Richard Phillips (Born in 1966,in Marblehead, Massachusetts, US. Curently lives and works in New York).

Phillips is know for his large glossery hyper-realistic paintings. Many of the works  are inspired from the 50’s, 60’s and 70s and popular culture. The works are often clos-up portraits,with women from fashion and soft porn, but also with persons from the pop music, films, and politics.

The artist has exhibited his works in many solo and group shows around in Europe and the US. He is also represented in  a numerous of important collections such as the Albright- Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, the Denver Museum,Tate Modern, the Withney Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Richard Phillips is represented with  two pieces on the GG set, with the famous famous “Spectrum” hanging on the wall in the van der Woodsen apartment, and the “Scout” -painting over the bed of Chuck Bass.

Photo credit: Christina Tonkin Interiors

With about 3 millions viewers of the show  each week, a lot of fans have shown their interest for the work “Spectrum”. As a result of this, one can now get a reproduction of the work for 250 USD from the Art Production Fund.

                           Richard Phillips       “Scout”    1999     (original version)

The Art Production Fund is a non-profit art organization based in New York. The organization  leased the set a collection of 25 pieces, among 3 original, the rest high quality reproductions. The production designer Lauren Weeks,set decorator Christina Tonkin, and Stephanie Savage have have worked closely with the Production Fund to match the art with the characters in the show.

Richard Phillips   “Spectrum” 1998

Photo credit: Christina Tonkin Interiors

Some other pieces by Phillips (not on the show):

Richard Phillips, “Awake into Myth” , 2007

oil on canvas, 108 x 72 inches

Gagosian Gallery

(The piece below is an interesting one, and a personal favourite)

Richard Phillips, “Hell” ,2007

oil on canvas

114 x 144 – 3/4 inches

Gagosian Gallery

For utterly information:

Gagosian Gallery

Credit to Rachel Wolff writing for ART news. Visit the link for more information


“All auctions at one place”

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm is a global actor in the art  market which connects auctionmarkets between different countries all over the world. It is a swedish concept with an aim to be site No 1 in the service of giving auction information.

Barnebys is a safe and easy platform searching for art from different well-established auctionhouses around the world. Until now, this is specially best for searching art in Europe, but all of the auction houses afford good service in over-sea shipping.

By purchasing from a smaller European auction house, the chance of getting hold of a piece for a friendly amount of money is not that small. In many cases, some of the art may also be of great technical and artistic high standard without costing much.

If one for example is into more Blair Waldorfs taste of art, Bjørn Ransve might be a suggestion:

(Photo: ChristinaTonkinInteriorsBlair)    Waldorf recidence

Search result from

Bjørn Ransve (Born: 1944 in Oslo) at Blomqvist Auctionhouse (Norwegian).

Bjørn Ransve “Enhjørning”, colorlito. limited edition of 23/65

Size: 59 cm x 80 cm, signed and  dated Bjørn Ransve 1976

Up for auction on the net at Blomqvist

(Valued for between 715 – 1070 USD)

The really good thing about buying on the net, from a safe auctionhouse of course,  is that it is more easy to keep an eye on, and it is faster. It is also no problem getting a username and loggin in. Once you have got the lot. nr. you want, send an email for shipping, or you will be asked autmatic when paying. I may recommend Blomqvist (they are very nice), and Bruun Rasmussen (Danish) . But start at Barnebys!

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Ruvan Wijesooriya Part III- Gossip Girl Art

In Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl Art, Season 3 on October 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Chuck Bass’s apartment at the “Empire”

Many of the works by Ruvan W. featured in the show have been exhibited earlier. The photography above to the left has been exhibited at “Since forever is gone”   in New York, 2009.  Ruvan Wijesooriya is known for his exhibitions where the audience may take the work home. In that way, Wijesooriya says that an image is never for him to keep. It is also a pretty cool thing to do, and really artistic.

“All of Ruvan’s pictures remind me of that feeling: That your life could be
saved if you could get there right then. That you’re geographically fucked,
and it’s all happening right now, somewhere else, without you. There is an
enormous amount of intimacy in them, and promise, and intrusion.”

James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem

Season 3, episode 10

Photo: Christina Tonkin Interiors

Season 3, episode 8

Photo: Christina Tonkin  Interiors

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