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Phillips, Tom, 1937-2022

 Person

Nationality

British

Found in 1272 Collections and/or Records:

A Humument First Revision Page 248 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

 Item
Identifier: CC-53439-100107
Scope and Contents

This image is of a flesh colored seated nude woman. the poem reads, "he changed the record - and said - even your clothes fancied you" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 262 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-53384-136679
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This page consists of a series of British flags of varying sizes. The poem reads, "England my aunt - England my aunt, - I must have lessons in rat action language attack and advanced cruel thought." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 270 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

 Item
Identifier: CC-53440-100108
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This image is of a large man's head resembling Shakespeare, on a green background.The poem reads, "now that the time has come he has come - written like shadows - like daylight painted - 'He has come !' come down to to observe the varnished hands ; and the hasty order" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 275 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-34910-36623
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This page depicts a semi-abstract, portrait from the rear, of Samuel Beckett seated in a restaurant. The poem reads, "And once again yesterday in the restaurant - yesterday in the restaurant. - A figure clothed in a suit of light adorned distinguished dark distinct, - must have been the devil." This drawing was exhibited at the Marion Boesky Gallery in a group show entitled "Poetry Plastique" (2001). -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 285 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-54238-643129
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This page consists of red abstact marks upon a blue background with the following rubberstamped randomly arranged words each within a circle. The poem reads "the paper back voices the moment - at a word the moment He stamped, he stamped the moment - jeal is the wrong word. - so is gure - so is epress." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 288 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-53385-136680
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This page consists of an abstract male upper body figure with raised arms on a patterned gray background.. The poem reads, "alone toge - even the music rose to go;" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 297 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-53386-136681
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This page consists of two panels with two green ginko leaves on a brown and purple mottled background. The poem reads, "Miss M Lady of experience and happy audacity - this purist delighted with Your Platonic tonic." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 308 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-34908-36621
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This page depicts a cacophany of musical notes with the lines of the poem reading, "A last note his spirit blew - see the caprice of rifled life." This drawing was exhibited at the Marion Boesky Gallery in a group show entitled "Poetry Plastique" (2001). -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 323 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-53391-100062
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This page depicts a picture of a ghostly woman under a blanket of harlequin design. The poem reads, "Irma will be yours forever. Ah, my fancy fool. you felt deceiving dreamer- wicked weakness, - love, noiselessly left him, - inquire what paper person next will sprain her bed." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 334 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-34907-36619
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This page depicts a mottled gray vertical rectangle in its center that floats in indistinct swirls of brown and greenish-blue colors, almost Cezannesque in appearance. The gray rectangle might abstractly represent near-death with the hope of aversion as evidenced by the lines of the poem. "ill, ill, ill, Herr doctor, ill, ill - it is nothing; but I'll send you a sound sleep; and a letter, and, if necessary, add a dream of thoughts in fancy dress - the situation shivered, gradually." This drawing was exhibited at the Marion Boesky Gallery in a group show entitled "Poetry Plastique" (2001). -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 352 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-53387-100057
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This page depicts an abstsract, colorful map with land and water. The poem reads, "or not to be or never to be Hamlet from a different book - to be the sea, troubled - a read mind, a heard conscience." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument First Revision Page 355 / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-53392-100063
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This page depicts a picture of two figures in profile at the bottom of the page facing each other.There is a background of a painting on the left wall and a window with a lush green landscape on the right. The poem reads, "troubled by echoes of my childhood hammering my mind, toge I see what they do not know, I have deep kind words, that I long to say - in my affection, I long to fetch and carry for you devoted verse." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument: Fourth Edition (Special Edition) / Phillips, Tom., 2004

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Identifier: CC-43219-45278
Scope and Contents Phillips dedication reads "for Ruth and Marvin Sackner, patrons, friends who guard my work between them like book ends." This fourth edition, as denoted on the dust jacket but as the third revised edition on its title page, contains about 40 pages in which a new image has been substituted for the original. The pages are printed as giclee printes which is a high class kind of ink jet on fine paper. A purple dust jacket covers the gold cloth covered, cardboard binding. Two humument fragment prints (Canon color copier?) are included in this special edition of the book. One print reads "the life time suspect who knew the arts connect - veil his hidden drama of suspected actors - persons and names : so the changes make the book continue." The color background surrounding a rectangle placed in the center consisting of gray-black murky figures from collaged old engravings consists of line drawn faces. The poem in this print references Tom Phillips' continuing involvement with A Humument....
Dates: 2004

A Humument Fourth Revision Page 13 / Phillips, Tom., 1996

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Identifier: CC-53592-291330
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The drawing is a second version of page 13. The drawing depicts an abstract constructivist design on a blue background with a slashing orange band of color. The poem reads, "a fart for moralists - with moral motives moral minds manipulate - teach doubt - contradict the general - scandalize sharp people" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996

A Humument Fourth Revision Page 16 / Phillips, Tom., 1996

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Identifier: CC-47441-68438
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The poem reads "fancy him darling? - coming to his hand - went on, to - to enter luding - with his tongue comes again - toge aroused." Luding is not an English word. Perhaps Phillips is using it to signify lewd or obscene. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996

A Humument Fourth Revision Page 18 / Phillips, Tom., 1996

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Identifier: CC-47442-68439
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The top half of this page contains dense swerling fine black ink lines. The bottom half has a figure of a woman in a fancy dress and two brightly painted columns of color against a black background. The text reads, "shut the door, so art is in a moment denoting art - leave English art in closed bag, stamped art - instantly - toge was certain the over-dressed female was, indeed, his mistsress. so brimming iwith expense" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996

A Humument Fourth Revision Page 36 / Phillips, Tom., 1996

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Identifier: CC-53593-291331
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The image is of pale pastel abstract forms. The poem reads, "The sound. - art the ear praises, - holy eyes sing - beautiful hands glance up and wonder-" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996

A Humument Fourth Revision Page 78 / Phillips, Tom., 1996

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Identifier: CC-47445-68442
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The image is a a design of multi colored small organic forms with the shape of large wings. The text reads, "to rise on wings of dreaming fever - for Irma who haunted the courtyard of womanhood a wistful mirage constantly coming back to touch his verse-- Irma," -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996

A Humument Fourth Revision Page 94 / Phillips, Tom., 1996

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Identifier: CC-47446-68443
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The image is of a lush garden filled with flowers with a blue penis on the top center of the page and two entwined abstract flesh tone figures at the bottom. The text reads, "blossom seriously learn from art - show me laughing art in a laughing volume, - shy as the sky it stirs in me entering." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996

A Humument Fourth Revision Page 103 / Phillips, Tom., 1996

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Identifier: CC-47448-68445
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The image on this page is a blond woman in a flowered blouse ion the right side and the profile of a flesh colored man's profile on the left side. The poem reads, "love softly kept time to the music - the always known answer "yes. Tell me the question - Think of toge in the train - the moment they met again he answered some cold yesterday" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1996