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Gravy for the Navy

Gravy for the Navy, 1968
Peter Phillips (British, born 1939)

Considered one of the originators of British Pop Art, Peter Phillips was a student at the Royal College of Art with David Hockney and Allen Jones before moving to New York to exhibit work alongside his American contemporaries, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein.

In the 1960’s Phillips completed the Gravy for the Navy series of paintings with patriotic pin-up women against geometric shapes.  “It’s all gravy” was once a popular slang term used by US Navy sailors meaning “it’s all good”.