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Curio: Philip's Creations

Alexa here. Like Amir, I can't see past the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman this week.  We'd become complacent about his greatness: his presence was one you counted on to keep returning, to keep elevating everything he touched.  I am so glad that I flew to New York just to see him perform with John C. Reilly in the revival of Sam Shepard's True West in 2000; he was, predictably, a dynamo.  While immersing myself in written tributes I've also sought out visual ones; here are some that celebrate a few touchstones in his too-brief career.

Scotty J by *theirison

Painting by Brandon Bird

Poster by Patrick Gray

Poster by Laurent Durieux, available here

Playbill illustration by Ken Fallin 

Naked as he came; illustration by Julia Breckenreid



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Reader Comments (2)

I'm obsessed with the Boogie Night caricature.

February 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

courtney -- it's pretty great, right? i love the sunglasses most

February 6, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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