The 25 Most Important Artists of 2012

16. Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips' hyperrealistic paintings of muses such as Lindsay Lohan and Sasha Grey were a hit at his Gagosian Gallery exhibition this year. He also contributed a Mitt Romney portrait to the Rauschenberg Foundation's exhibition, We Are the People and was a judge and contributor to Moving the Still, a GIF exhibition produced by Tumblr and Paddle8.

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