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What Doesn't Kill You...

Hand-finished series of 24, 2023
Watercolor and archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle museum etching with a hand-torn deckled edge

Signed and dated by the artist en verso

20.00 x 16.00 in
50.80 x 40.64 cm

  • Unframed work ships within 5 business days.
  • Framed prints ship within 2-4 weeks.
  • International customers are responsible for applicable duties and taxes.


About the Work

Brad Phillips is an anomaly, a riddle, an enigmatic source of — seemingly — unfiltered authenticity in the contemporary art scene. His work, which ranges from exceptionally rendered paintings, text-based visual artworks, to poetry and novels, converses directly with the contemporary language of digital dissemination, trending signifiers, and the gripping power of commercial vocabulary. In recent years, reality, fantasy, honesty, and truth have become increasingly blurred. Where erasure is threatened — in the negation of tenderness, avoiding the discomfort of intimacy, confusing the burden of shame with the inflammation of rage — Phillips adds clarity, be it via his painterly range or published prose.

In our most recent collaboration What Doesn’t Kill You… (2023), Phillips created 24 unique works in his New York studio, using watercolor to hand-apply his characteristically tragicomic perspective to the widely employed appropriation of Freidrich Nietzsche’s excerpt turned aphorism: “Out of life’s school of war — what doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.”

As in all of Phillips' work, the knowing wink of comedy simultaneously sheds a tear, the artist profoundly reflecting the unsaid from a position of curated absence.

Artist Biography

Brad Phillips (b. 1974, Toronto, Canada) has held solo exhibitions at de boer gallery (Los Angeles), James Fuentes Gallery (New York), Groeflin Maag Galerie (Zurich), Division Gallery (Toronto) and Rod Bianco Gallery (Oslo) among others, as well as a two-person exhibition with Cristine Brache at Anat Egbi Gallery (Los Angeles). Select group exhibitions include presentations at Harper's (New York), Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles) curated by Olivier Zahm, Mast Books (New York) curated by Justin Adian, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand (Geneva) curated by Richard Kern, The Hole (New York) and many others.

Authentication & Resale

Signed and dated by the artist en verso.
This work is also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by Exhibition A. 

Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.


Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.

All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.

Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.

We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.

Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.

Shippings & Returns

Unframed work ships within 5 business days of your order. Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and delivery. Need it faster? Expedited options may be available by emailing All work ships from the US. International customers are responsible for any customs, duty, or VAT charges. 

If you change your mind after placing your order, please email us at within 24 hours. We will not be able to accommodate cancellations for framed orders after that time period (as your frame will have been ordered and cut within that time period). We may not be able to accommodate your request to cancel your order for an unframed work after 24 hours if it has been packaged and processed by our fulfillment center. 

We are unable to accept returns on custom framed artwork. Our general policy is that we do not accept returns. If your print arrives damaged or does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a replacement or return. Any issues must be reported within 5 business days of receipt by emailing