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Phillips, Tom, 1937-2022

 Person

Nationality

British

Found in 1272 Collections and/or Records:

A Humument Preliminary Series Pages 163, 164 / Phillips, Tom., 1966

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Identifier: CC-04852-4948
Scope and Contents

Tom Phillips rediscovered these preliminary pages after they had been misplaced for 25 years and gifted them to the Sackner Archive. Page 164 mounted on the mat is visible. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1966

A Humument: Second Revised Edition (Varient Cover) / Phillips, Tom., 1997

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Identifier: CC-28521-29801
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Phillips dedication reads "for Ruth and Marvin Sackner, patrons, friends who guard my work between them like book ends." The cover and title page state that this is the second revised edition and is the only such copy printed with this caption. Its has a tan background color. This edition contains about 100 pages in which a new image has been substituted for the original. It was used by Tom Phillips for a reading at the Dual Muse symposium held at the Washington University Museum of Art. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1997

A Humument Second Revision Page 21 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53450-120055
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This page is divided into two images. The top half contains two mountainous landscapes. The top one is similar to a graph drawing and the second is a colorful picture of the mountain. The bottom portion of the page a desert. The poem reads, "what of the price of art - twice thirty three thousand eight hundred and twelve - la danse - listen to the sound of the colour of a flower - It is enough - listen" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 24 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53446-102390
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This image is a landscape mainly with a sky filled with colorful clouds - some sunny, some stormy.The poem reads, "sing water sing - racheotom - sing to the wind to the sun, racheotom the clouds murmured - nifesta ma glishma love replied" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 45 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53449-100114
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This image is a woman seated at a table in the Caprice Restaurant in London. An art glass room divider created by Phillips is in the background. The table top still life contains a cup of coffee, a glass of wine and a partial dinner plate.The poem reads, "o caprice That girl this evening - good-night needs be over and done with love - romance extinguish, - emotion extinguish extinguish magic - the life of work is a rival sin a kind of mental adultery that would absorb all life" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 48 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53452-213467
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The image on this page is the profile of Toge in front of a pattern wall looking through a window at a blue sky with a red rose. The poem reads, "in silent colour this most rose of roses lives - toge and the romance of romance - closely connect - Here comes the past at last" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 50 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-37679-39553
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This drawing depicts a self-portrait of Phillips on his 50th birthday. The imagery is of the cricket match. Phillips sponsored such a match at the Oval Stadium in London for his birthday but with one swing of the bat his back went out and he had to retire from the game. The poem reads, "play the shadow of fifty years. - only imagine a century - At last--welcome! - my own myself!" This drawing was exhibited at Phillips' Yale exhibition. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 50 (Yale & Royal Academy) / Tom Phillips., 1987

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Identifier: CC-47478-68475
Scope and Contents

This drawing is a self-portrait of Phillips along with Cricket imagery. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1987

A Humument Second Revision Page 50 (Yale & Royal Academy) / Tom Phillips., 1987

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Identifier: CC-47478-68475
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This drawing is a self-portrait of Phillips along with Cricket imagery. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1987

A Humument Second Revision Page 66 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53454-291241
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This image contains a large yellow circle over an abstract blue-green background. The poem reads, "bitio bitio - bitio bitio - This is the crown of money - bitio tutio bitio ditio - eleva eleva eleva - achieve o achieve it - making it - assert it - exhibit it air it; it is a picture. own it question it restore it make it make excellent people" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 67 (Yale & Royal Academy) / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-47483-68480
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The image of the page contains repeated letter drawings of WE ARE PEOPLE with the letters painted in a brown tone over an orange section in the right-center of the page.The surrounding letters are of beige tones.The text reads,"call it the people! The once and never people - know what I am--the foreigner in this my England" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 68 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53468-291246
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This page consists of an abstract form on the lower page that resembls a puzzle piece with a yellow square containing a collaged paper element. The poem reads, "A HUMUMENT treats any question - is this Grenville "And who is Irma?" - she is the Princess, of perfect moon charm - He is the Emperor of distance - the Princess of possessing - the Count of misgiving" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 91 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53470-291248
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This image resembles a rainy seascape. The poem reads ,"I had not known - in London thronging faces had no friends - so many - to-morrow so pretty is" This is one of two versions of page 91. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 97 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53695-642791
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This drawing depicts a drawing resembling an African head in the center panel that is framed in pink tones. The poem reads, ""And who," he asked, "Oh," she replied, "the English long to be expensive - speak of him as a souvenir my dear - He brought last words, in covered lines full of broken suggestions to the British Museum, my dear - to the Museum" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 97 (Yale & Royal Academy) / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-47476-68473
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The image resembles net-like organic lines and circles of varying colors. The poem reads, "a door opened on a glitter of fanciful passages, and rooms - on the net; his mean mosaic and suite of night routine - the net" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 97 (Yale & Royal Academy) (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2003

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Identifier: CC-54435-123459
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The image resembles net-like organic lines and circles of varying colors. The poem reads, "a door opened on a glitter of fanciful passages, and rooms - on the net; his mean mosaic and suite of night routine - the net." The original of this print is also held in the Sackner Archive that depicts the same image. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2003

A Humument Second Revision Page 108 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53471-291249
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This page consists of three colorfull envelopes. The poem reads,"to a son telegraph; telegraph two daughters - tell them. - of Oxford, best of the affairs of time." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 111 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53472-291250
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This page consists of a drawing of the lower part of a woman's face partially covered with cloud-like additions. The poem reads, "good things find the mind - look at the lover, on the journey from a broken photo - the same story, Certain sinkings - Memory after memory turned to one another." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 115 (Yale & Royal Academy) / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-47473-68470
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The image on the page is of a deep crowd of people chattering and gossiping. In the background are renditions of two of Phillips' quilts made from the calling cards of prostitutes placed it London telephone booths.The text reads,"A Humument written for rounded ladies - full of arty London gossip - mystery Lady - My dear, there's no holding Lucy, - cameo Lady - the art dandy Grenville, amused by the latest girl--the new audacity began devoting himself to Vice on the day specified, - talk about scenes" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986

A Humument Second Revision Page 117 / Phillips, Tom., 1986

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Identifier: CC-53540-165007
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The two images are rendered on the page for Chapter XII. They are abstracted homo-erotic orgy images.The top image contains three pink triangles. The bottom of the page is a landscpe with colorful flowery images and smal labstract figures. The poem reads, "my banker's a fag warm, peach-coloured - The white house had the plying flower crowd, - a number were gay most of them pretty; and mounted by the prettiest - quare prinkling art officers in uniform, the prettiest officer making the most of his cheeks - enviable eyes; delicate colour excited the middle man - si diplomatiquement." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1986