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Richard Phillips Unveils “Playboy Charger” at Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile Exhibition

Richard Phillips Unveils "Playboy Charger" Tuesday, December 3, 7pm-9pm – 111 Lincoln Road Garage, Miami Beach

Contemporary artist Richard Phillips’ “Playboy Charger” made its debut in Miami during Art Basel at an iconoclastic exhibition, ‘Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile’, presented by Venus Over Manhattan, a New York City based curatorial platform founded by Adam Lindemann. The artist edition Dodge Charger is part of the second phase of Phillips’ collaboration with Playboy. Phillips’ art car is one of 14 work displayed at the exhibit, which is open to the public from December 4th – 8th on the 7th floor of the 1111 Lincoln Road garage. Venus Over Manhattan hosted private preview of ‘Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile’ exhibition where Phillips unveiled Phillips’ “Playboy Charger” to an international artist community. Present were Playboy Playmates Alison Waite and Jessa Hinton, who will also appear alongside the “Playboy Charger” in an upcoming issue of Playboy Magazine.

The exhibition includes works by Ron Arad, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Cesar, Dan Colen and Nate Lowman, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Virginia Overton, Olivier Mosset/ Jacob Kassay/Servane Mary, Richard Phillips, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Salvatore Scarpitta, Kenny Scharf, and Franz West. Additionally, Los Angeles-based artist Joshua Callaghan will create a new work – a signature – rubbing – of Ferrari’s LaFerrari state-of-the-art hybrid supercar, which was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show and also on view with Piston Head in Miami. Callaghan’s performative process, engaging the precious surfaces and sculpted form of the limited-edition vehicle, will be part of the exhibition.