Calling on Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips, 2012. (Courtesy Leandro Justen/

With his new Lindsay Lohan film, First Point, having recently premiered at Art Basel, we were particularly interested in Opening Ceremony‘s recent post, “House Calls with Richard Phillips in Chelsea,” in which the artist and man-about-town is paid a visit in his studio. But the artist—sporting a zip-pocket Mugler pantsuit—looks less equipped for diving into the messy business of paint and brushes than he is to slipping into his “red Puma fireproof racing shoes,” and taking off in either his Lotus or his Porsche.

Check out the interview to find out about his lucky charm, the best advice he’s gotten and what his summer plans are.