Episode 134: Tony Wight and John Phillips

March 23, 2008 · Print This Article

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This week Caleb Lyons, one of the directors at Chicago curious space “Old Gold,” drops in to interview John Phillips and Tony Wight about the current changes at Bodybuilder and Sportsman/Tony Wight Gallery, John and Caleb’s exhibitions, contemporary abstract painting, and we once again tackle the topic of what is a hipster?.

Where is Richard?

Caleb Lyons
Old Gold
John Phillips
Tony Wight
Tony Wight Gallery
Three Walls
Tim Brower
NFA Space
Kavi Gupta
Garden Fresh
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Randolph Street Gallery
Art Forum
Art in America
New Art Examiner
Jeanne Dunning
Kathryn Hixson
Rhona Hoffman
Donald Young
Shane Campbell
David Coyle
John McLaughlin
Barnett Newman
Ron Clark
Brice Marden
Jerry Saltz
Joseph Albers
Bruce Nauman
Ellsworth Kelly
Elizabeth Murray
Eva Hesse
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_134-_Wight-Phillips.mp3

5 thoughts on “Episode 134: Tony Wight and John Phillips”

  1. mark creegan says:

    Aha. “think with yer dumb eye!!”
    I cant help but.

  2. Paul Klein says:

    I’ve know John Phillips at least 20 years, both as a friend and as a co-conspirator, and my appreciation of him was enhanced by the BaS dialog. Thank you.

  3. katie sehr says:

    i heart john. i think he has the greatest voice, too. hi, john!

  4. shannon brady says:

    I am looking for some information about a painting that my husband and I purchased about 6 or 7 years ago at an Antique store. The artist was John Phillips and the painting was of John Mcgraw and Honus Wagner. If you know anything about this painting we would greatly appreciate you contacting us with that information. We live in the Baltimore area and were actually considering letting the Orioles orginization borrow it for display at their stadium.

    Please feel free to contact me @410-507-2556
    Thanking you in advance
    Shannon Brady

  5. Richard says:


    Your best bet would be to contact one of the auction houses (Sotheby’s or Christies) for an appraisal, assuming the artist is a “name” artist they will have the expertise and information to assist you. They are generally good sports about this sort of thing.

    Also, it is a bad idea to post your phone number on strange blogs. The folks here are by and large nice folk, but it isn’t a good practice, unless you want to be besieged by pranksters and telemarketers.


    Bad at Sports.

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