The most desirable and appropriate solution to piracy is for the United States government to provide protection, through military escorts and/or military detachments aboard U.S. vesselsU.S. military urged to protect ships May 01, 2009
They're at the point of the sword every day. They're doing an impossible jobPhillips says role minor in hostage saga Apr 17, 2009
The media made it out to be me when it was me and my crewMaersk Alabama crew pans captain's account Apr 22, 2010
Richard Phillips (born 1962), is an artist from the United States of America. He was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts and lives and works in New York City. Phillips is known for his large-scale glossy hyper-realistic paintings, recalling the pictorial style of magazines from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and reflecting traditions of popular image culture. His paintings represent close-up portraits, predominantly of women from fashion and soft porno magazines, but also persons from the fields of pop music and politics. He says "My pictures involve a kind of wasted beauty - that's always been a thread in my work."
In the second season of The CW network's Gossip Girl in the episode "The Serena Also Rises" one of Phillips' pieces is bought and displayed in the home of Bart and Lilly Bass on the stairwell.
Biography at Gagosian Gallery