The Likeness of Being: Portraits by Philip Burke


by the Burchfield Penney Art Center

An exquisite oversized compendium of the brilliant visages of a brilliant artist who was born in Tonawanda and now lives in Buffalo, NY.

The largest exhibition of Philip Burke’s career graced the vast Burchfield Penney Art Center in 2015. “A curated assembly of his rogues and righteous, royalty and rock, players and politicians” per Burchfield Penney Art Center executive director Anthony Bannon. “Within his images are the reads of character and culture, held to acclaim by a roll call of publishing royalty—Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Vogue, The New Yorker, Village Voice, New York Observer. Burke’s Source Paintings are quietly put back into reproduction in this record of The Likeness of Being.”

ISBN: 978-0-9891222-8-3

75 pages


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