“Because my parents had me so late, my dad was essentially retired when I was growing up. But for my ambitious, driven father, he wasn’t retired at all, just working on his next career.” From Days with My Father. © Phillip Toledano

“Because my parents had me so late, my dad was essentially retired when I was growing up. But for my ambitious, driven father, he wasn’t retired at all, just working on his next career.” From Days with My Father. © Phillip Toledano

  “It’s amazing. My father is so appreciative of the love he receives. Each visit is an incredible gift, to him, and to me. As though we’re both drinking deeply from the same well, for one last time.” From Days with My Father. © Phillip Toledano

“It’s amazing. My father is so appreciative of the love he receives. Each visit is an incredible gift, to him, and to me. As though we’re both drinking deeply from the same well, for one last time.” From Days with My Father. © Phillip Toledano

  “My father is very funny. I put these little cookies on his chest, and he said, ‘look at my titties!’ How can you not laugh?” From Days with My Father. © Phillip Toledano

“My father is very funny. I put these little cookies on his chest, and he said, ‘look at my titties!’ How can you not laugh?” From Days with My Father. © Phillip Toledano

  “I’ve always been amazed at my father’s love for my mother. It’s a constant force, like sunlight, or gravity. He never stops talking about her. His gratitude for her love, for the relationship they had. For the way in which she was the glue for our little family.” From Days with My Father. © Phillip Toledano

“I’ve always been amazed at my father’s love for my mother. It’s a constant force, like sunlight, or gravity. He never stops talking about her. His gratitude for her love, for the relationship they had. For the way in which she was the glue for our little family.” From Days with My Father. © Phillip Toledano

  From A New Kind of Beauty: Angel © Phillip Toledano

From A New Kind of Beauty: Angel © Phillip Toledano

  From A New Kind of Beauty: Steve © Phillip Toledano

From A New Kind of Beauty: Steve © Phillip Toledano

  From Kim Jong Phil: It’s True. I’m utterly fascinating. Oil on Canvas, 30x40 inches. © Phillip Toledano

From Kim Jong Phil: It’s True. I’m utterly fascinating. Oil on Canvas, 30x40 inches. © Phillip Toledano

  From Kim Jong Phil: Mr. Toledano as Kim il-Sung. Bronze, 20 inches. © Phillip Toledano

From Kim Jong Phil: Mr. Toledano as Kim il-Sung. Bronze, 20 inches. © Phillip Toledano

  From America the Gift Shop: Abu Ghraib coffee table. 2008 © Phillip Toledano

From America the Gift Shop: Abu Ghraib coffee table. 2008 © Phillip Toledano

  From America the Gift Shop: Dick Cheney shredding secret documents. Snow globe, 6”, 2008  © Phillip Toledano

From America the Gift Shop: Dick Cheney shredding secret documents. Snow globe, 6”, 2008  © Phillip Toledano

  “When I found the box, I found my sister. But I also found myself.” From When I was Six. Landscape created in a fish tank. © Phillip Toledano

“When I found the box, I found my sister. But I also found myself.” From When I was Six. Landscape created in a fish tank. © Phillip Toledano

  “After my parents died, I found a box, filled with envelopes and folders, neatly labelled in my mother’s hand. Claudia’s life, and her death. A museum.” From When I Was Six. Claudia’s pencil. © Phillip Toledano

“After my parents died, I found a box, filled with envelopes and folders, neatly labelled in my mother’s hand. Claudia’s life, and her death. A museum.” From When I Was Six. Claudia’s pencil. © Phillip Toledano

  “The immediate years after Claudia’s death are static hiss, like the space between radio stations.There was comfort in the solitude of distance. In the strangeness of the landscape. If I was alone, no one else could disappear.” From When I Was Six. Landscape created in a fish tank. © Phillip Toledano

“The immediate years after Claudia’s death are static hiss, like the space between radio stations.There was comfort in the solitude of distance. In the strangeness of the landscape. If I was alone, no one else could disappear.” From When I Was Six. Landscape created in a fish tank. © Phillip Toledano

  “I’ve always wondered what Claudia would have been like. I imagined us so close. Exchanging stories about our silly, beautiful little lives.” From When I Was Six. Claudia’s dress. © Phillip Toledano

“I’ve always wondered what Claudia would have been like. I imagined us so close. Exchanging stories about our silly, beautiful little lives.” From When I Was Six. Claudia’s dress. © Phillip Toledano

  From “Maybe” which became the documentary “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Fat Phil. © Phillip Toledano

From “Maybe” which became the documentary “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Fat Phil. © Phillip Toledano

  From “Maybe” which became the documentary   “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Disco Phil. © Phillip Toledano

From “Maybe” which became the documentary “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Disco Phil. © Phillip Toledano

  From “Maybe” which became the documentary   “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Upper East Side Party Phil. © Phillip Toledano

From “Maybe” which became the documentary “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Upper East Side Party Phil. © Phillip Toledano

  From “Maybe” which became the documentary   “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Dead Drunk Phil. © Phillip Toledano

From “Maybe” which became the documentary “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Dead Drunk Phil. © Phillip Toledano

  From “Maybe” which became the documentary   “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Old Phil with dog. © Phillip Toledano

From “Maybe” which became the documentary “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” Old Phil with dog. © Phillip Toledano

  From “Maybe” which became the documentary   “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” 92-year-old Phil in the park. © Phillip Toledano

From “Maybe” which became the documentary “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.” 92-year-old Phil in the park. © Phillip Toledano