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Phillips, Tom, 1937-2022

 Person

Nationality

British

Found in 1272 Collections and/or Records:

A Humument Page 4 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2009

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Identifier: CC-50788-71866
Scope and Contents

This page refers to the tragedy of 9/11. Two of the four images are from Phillips' postcard series. The poem reads, "pasted on to the present - see it is nine - eleven - the time singular - which broke down illusion. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

A Humument Page 6 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2009

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Identifier: CC-50217-71282
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The poem reads, "in that narrative passage he sat dejected - the most literal of man alone - the cover man- he had compiled - the story man she had conceived with - rough materials. The man as photograph - the anal man of names - sidera sideri ning - the Journal man of the novel volume - only one half of the toge story - the man's man - time described." An image of the original drawing for this image is depicted in the book 'Art and Text' (2009) on page 250 that is held by the Sackner Archive. Two prints of this image are also held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

A Humument Page 6 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2009

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Identifier: CC-50789-71867
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This page refers to the Toge, the protagonist in A Humument. There are two half portraits of a seated man. The poem reads, "in that narrative passage he sat dejected the most literal man alone - The man as photograph; - the anal man of names. sidera sideri ning - the cover man he had compiled the story man she had conceived wiht rough materials - the Journal man of the novel volume - only one half of the toge story - the man's time described." An image of the original drawing for this image is depicted in the book 'Art and Text' (2009) on page 250 that is held by the Sackner Archive. Two prints of this imageare also held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

A Humument Page 7 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2009

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Identifier: CC-50220-71285
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This page refers to the altering of A Human Document by Phillips to A Humument. The poem reads, "scribe, scribe the once or twice story - the story reveal a sister story - see now the arts connect - a veil thrown over a veil - as changes made the book continue." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

A Humument Page 10 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2003

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Identifier: CC-54433-123457
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The image on the page is of two large roses, one violet and the other one red. The poem reads, "you in mine fused. - our lives lived for perfect love my rose of triumph my authoress my cause - Give me to-morrow." 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 Page 11 Fragment / Phillips, Tom., 1985

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Identifier: CC-53675-291373
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This unpublished page has been burnt with fragmented paper and ragged edges. There are no lines of text selected by Phillips on this page. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1985

A Humument Page 12 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2009

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Identifier: CC-50783-71861
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This page refers to the power of people. The poem reads, "we men and women who are life - we are the people - the good the evil the incomplete - the good and evil, the necessary." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

A Humument Page 20 (print), 1975

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Identifier: CC-33358-34997
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The image of this print appears to be fragments of a British flag. The poem reads, "searching for the complete extreme picture - he had lately done enumerated horse flesh; and water billiards - English Art." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1975

A Humument Page 50 (image from original book) / Phillips, Tom., 1967 - 1973

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Identifier: CC-37678-39552
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The purchase and appraisal prices are listed in the record for the entire "A Humument" book. The poem reads, "ten hours; - bands play. It is a political revolution." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1967 - 1973

A Humument Page 53 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 1970

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Identifier: CC-41144-43125
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The poem reads, "the gallery of a hundred years of a thousand - is in every street - art in the street - covered with pictures vivified." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1970

A Humument Page 59, 1980 - 1986

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Identifier: CC-54408-989921
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The poem reads " A most magnificent kind of woners catalogue - DOCUMDNT the universe; and vanish - doumenti--libri----multa--admirandi! - at his bedside - all the reading of the thing with the stamp of art. tp ms and rs." Here Phillips is prising the Sackners' catalogue of their collection of concrete and visual poetry(1986) for which he also designed the cover. The same poem with a different image as a print with only 'tp' for Hansjorg Mayer publications catalogue is also held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980 - 1986

A Humument Page 73 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2010

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Identifier: CC-53193-74345
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A portrait of a woman is set in a circle and is framed in the colored stripes similar to those that Phillips painted in earlier works. The text reads, "home, ridiculous, - thought ridiculous - here was a woman - a vision beyond the pale of shy ideas - sonry blic adula derstan ked." The last bubble on the page consists of nonsense words. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2010

A Humument Page 85 [undecayed on a hundred tapes] and [undecayed the long](2 prints) / Phillips, Tom., 1970

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Identifier: CC-54453-52482
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The first poem reads: " undecayed on a hundred tapes strange enchanted musical strings echoing with what was gone, - the last performance and the shadow in the can." The second one reads:" undecayed the long - strange echanted silience, musical strings vibrating - shell of a note - first performance under the trees." There is a an unsigned duplicate of this print that has been matted individually. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1970

A Humument Page 85 [undecayed on a hundred tapes] (print) / Phillips, Tom., 1970

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Identifier: CC-54452-152482
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The poem reads: " undecayed on a hundred tapes strange enchanted musical strings echoing with what was gone, - the last performance and the shadow in the can." There is a signed duplicate of this print that is matted with another version of the print entitled "undecayed the long." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1970

A Humument Page 92 Fragment / Phillips, Tom., 1985

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Identifier: CC-53671-291370
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This unpublished page has been burnt with streaked marks and ragged edges. There are no lines of text selected by Phillips on this page. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1985

A Humument Page 125 (Stand Alone Page) / Phillips, Tom., 1976

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Identifier: CC-46237-48956
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The image depicts a lattice of 'X's' that disappear into a void in the central area of the page. The poem reads, "art - art so much - Unknown contained in presuming to think about it - even without frank - though I used to work my poor little book - very rich for eyes - I always felt - that one day - I could draw a little well-worn fact." Flowers Gallery NYC 2006 priced Humument fragments (part of a page) that are about 70% the size of Humument pages at $5,000. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1976

A Humument Page 132 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2010

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Identifier: CC-53190-74342
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In this page, Phillips mines and draws two addtional Humument protagonists as the text reads "to resume narrative lite - in the diary of a child - who should appear but Mr. glad - and - Mrs. hope." These two silhouetted bodies seem to be dancing in a beautiful landscape. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2010

A Humument Page 168 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2010

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Identifier: CC-53191-74343
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In this page Phillips re-introduces the heroine of A Humument, Irma, in a setting reminiscent of the metal entrance gates that Phillips designed for the park in his neighborhood of Peckham. The text reads "on the street iron railings twist into twilight - Lamps are gilding round corners - to meet somebody - 'Somebody - Yes! Irma, - her love - her light her mood of mind - her movement and her voice. - changed my condition tinged all my dreams." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2010

A Humument Page 193 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2003

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Identifier: CC-40918-42895
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The print depicts ornamental colored markings surounding a black and white photographic portrait of a child in the center. The poem reads "face to face with this moment - a sudden child - Irma already - art by way of Vienna - to Vienna where the orient would reach art - came like a cloud - let me accept its reflections." According to a communication from Phillips, this artist proof is the only print of the edition to have added gold leaf additions; the other prints in the edition have gold ink. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2003