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Phillips, Tom, 1937-2022

 Person

Nationality

British

Found in 1272 Collections and/or Records:

A Humument Page 196 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2009

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Identifier: CC-50218-71283
Scope and Contents The poem reads, "I knew the feelings, the sentiment of my genuine self - love is all - libera me - is the pain you preach love! - be bound toge by all the liks of love, - I separa me kind minister - libera me so I shall make my service." The image of this page depicts a stylized Crucifix with a label in gold leaf entitled "Sterne." This refers to Laurence Sterne (November 24, 1713 "“ March 18, 1768), an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption. Two volumes of Sterne's Sermons, which were conventional in both style and substance, were published during his lifetime; more copies of his Sermons were sold in his lifetime than copies of Tristram Shandy, and for a while he was better known in some...
Dates: 2009

A Humument Page 196 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2009

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Identifier: CC-50784-71862
Scope and Contents

This page refers to love, possibly religious love. The image is a stave. The name at the bottom reads "Sterne." The poem reads, "I knew the feelings, the sentiment, of my genuine self - love is all - libera me - be bound toge by all the links of love - is the pain you preach love? - ! separa me kind minister - libera me so I shall make my service." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

A Humument Page 197 (image from original book) / Phillips, Tom., 1967 - 1973

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Identifier: CC-37681-39555
Scope and Contents

The purchase and appraisal prices are listed in the record for the entire "A Humument" book. The poem reads, "There will be difficulties everywhere. - ALL Aesthetics Civil War Millbank " -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1967 - 1973

A Humument Page 213 MAS Dedicated [Marvin Sackner's 70th Birthday 02/16/2002] / Phillips, Tom., 2001

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Identifier: CC-38771-40683
Scope and Contents This drawing relates to Marvin Sackner's seventieth birthday. The background appears to be a wall of a mosaic with tiny colored square elements in a whorling pattern. In its middle, the whorls form the number "70." The poem reads "M S - quaint merald art - bassy art, - sip and scan the names and the quaint arch of the tab - and the card from quaint artist near them - memory, turning seventy - with a muse of quaint treated news." In this poem, M S stands for Marvin Sackner. "quaint merald art" signifies either unusual in a pleasing way, messenger (merald = herald) of art or wise (archaic meaning of quaint) messenger of art. "bassy art" indicates low pitched art, i.e., not in the main stream. "sip and scan the names and the quaint arch of the tab" refers to perusing the catalogue of the Sackner Archive. "and the card from quaint artist near them" signifies the correspondence from Tom Phillips, the composer of the poem. "memory, turning seventy - with a muse of quaint treated news" is...
Dates: 2001

A Humument Page 233 (print) , 2007

 Item — Folder 87: [Barcode: 31858072538444]
Identifier: CC-47484-68481
Scope and Contents

The poem reads, "Her man - free and tender days of Poetry - pay day of happiness; and love - Tickets ready - for Liverpool and expectancy - the glimmering shores of yesterday receding." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2007

A Humument Page 246 MAS Dedicated [NIMS & LifeShirt] / Phillips, Tom., 2001

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Identifier: CC-37169-39013
Scope and Contents

This drawing relates to Marvin Sackner's invention of the LifeShirt recording device that monitored breathing. The background for the text in large letters is NIMS, Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, the company of which Sackner was the founder and former chairman of the Board of Directors. The poem reads, "join - written breath - to written heart - to the nerves talking - in a shirt - to record all physical maladies - and yet no pains of the soul." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2001

A Humument Page 261 (image from original book) / Phillips, Tom., 1967 - 1973

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Identifier: CC-37683-39557
Scope and Contents

The purchase and appraisal prices are listed in the record for the entire "A Humument" book. The image of this drawing is a butterfly hovering above a stylized landscape. The poem reads, "intellegence moth that strayed beyond the day - not going to stay which was to go away. - morning is coming. - without my hearing what to do. - "Help me from by beaten silence" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1967 - 1973

A Humument Page 292 (Stand Alone Page) / Phillips, Tom., 1976

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Identifier: CC-46238-48957
Scope and Contents

The page depicts a face with a haze obscuring it (Tom Phillips?) in its center surrounded by rows of face-like images that have been copied from London water pipe covers and resemble African masks. The poem reads, "art impulses - the impulse to complete - as the impulse to figure this last image - of dispair he began to shape - a whole volume of secret faces." 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 344 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2003

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Identifier: CC-54434-123458
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This page consists of a center masculine figure on a starry background with two smaller flesh tone figures below. The poem reads, "gentle shining children stand beside you toge - One child bone; the other gravy; - watch them from the fairy balcony two small forms flitting about below." 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 356 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 1971

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Identifier: CC-54480-989959
Scope and Contents

The poem reads "made - gone." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1971

A Humument Page 363 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2009

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Identifier: CC-50786-71864
Scope and Contents

This page refers to the planets and stars. The image contains a starry sky and four planets. The poem reads, "say it now - say no to a twilight of the planet." This is one of a two duplicate prints. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

A Humument Page 363 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2009

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Identifier: CC-53188-74340
Scope and Contents

This page refers to the planets and stars. The image contains a starry sky and four planets. The poem reads, "say it now - say no to a twilight of the planet." This is one of a two duplicate prints. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2009

A Humument / Phillips, Tom., 1982

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Identifier: CC-04110-4188
Scope and Contents

Publication of "A Humument" was begun in 1970 by Tetrad Press with a box of 10 silkscreened pages. The original manuscript was started in 1966 and completed in 1973; it was exhibited in 1973 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. The current edition, now out of print, differs from the Tetrad in that several new pages were substituted for the first versions and several others were reworked by hand, using advantages of revision offered by offset color lithography. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1982

A Humument / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-04111-4189
Scope and Contents

This is the first edition of the book. Publication of "A Humument" was begun in 1970 by Tetrad Press with a box of 10 silkscreened pages. The original manuscript was started in 1966 and completed in 1973; it was exhibited 1973 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. The current edition, now out of print, differs from the Tetrad one in that several new pages were substituted for the first versions and several others were reworked by hand, using advantages of revision offered by offset color lithography. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-04315-4395
Scope and Contents

This is the first edition of the book. Publication of "A Humument" was begun in 1970 by Tetrad Press with a box of 10 silkscreened pages. The original manuscript was started in 1966 and completed in 1973; it was exhibited in 1973 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. The current edition, now out of print, differs from the Tetrad in that several new pages were substituted for the first versions and several others were reworked by hand, using advantages of revision offered by offset color lithography. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument / Phillips, Tom., 1980

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Identifier: CC-55619-9999223
Scope and Contents

This is the first edition of the book. Publication of "A Humument" was begun in 1970 by Tetrad Press with a box of 10 silkscreened pages. The original manuscript was started in 1966 and completed in 1973; it was exhibited in 1973 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. The current edition, now out of print, differs from the Tetrad in that several new pages were substituted for the first versions and several others were reworked by hand, using advantages of revision offered by offset color lithography. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

A Humument Preliminary Series Page 2 / Phillips, Tom., 1964

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Identifier: CC-04854-4950
Scope and Contents

Tom Phillips rediscovered these preliminary pages after they had been misplaced for 25 years and gifted them to the Sackner Archive. The image has a light pastel purple background with a pastel brown vertical line dividing it. The poem reads:"thing and one thing only wince at recording; and sullied her whole life. was a single kiss on the interesting boy.- Tell me, how deep in the mud must a woman walk before a man walk in the mud - he wants her the dephts. The woman the shallows, and over her ankles. - away with daintiness, - this woman, with her feet and body she had what she had desire of pieces of herself and what an instruction process! - a humument or two." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1964

A Humument Preliminary Series Pages 19, 20, 29, 30 / Phillips, Tom., 1966

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Identifier: CC-04853-4949
Scope and Contents

Tom Phillips rediscovered these preliminary pages to A Humument that had been misplaced for 25 years and gifted them to the Sackner Archive. Recto-verso pages 29 and 30 are collaged with text from the other found pages of a Humument and are collaged vetically onto the pages. In page 30 there are 29 lines cancelled or partially so in scribbles. Page 19 reads:"said the lover, as he produced his own--a gorgeous product of Vienna--and offered it distended to the Englishman. - one of lover always one of - the great Fanny." Page 20 reads: "leather, produced a photograph of a lady with bare shoulders," - searching his bag for the type of the female picture of a completely Englishman's extreme -" A part of page 29 reads: The Englishman wondered opposite to you. Then, lifting but the next moment discovered towards his wife, he put his hand on her a lover had found air of devotion, and said to gamble in." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1966

A Humument Preliminary Series Pages 35 and 36 / Phillips, Tom., 1966

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Identifier: CC-04850-4946
Scope and Contents

Tom Phillips rediscovered these preliminary pages after they had been misplaced for 25 years and gifted them to the Sackner Archive. Mounted such that only page 36 is visible. Page 36 reads "The sound. - lamp disturbance - talking trating - hidden niece - time lamp." The verso of page 35 is an incomplete drawing. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1966

A Humument Preliminary Series Pages 45, 46 / Phillips, Tom., 1966

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Identifier: CC-04851-4947
Scope and Contents

Tom Phillips rediscovered these preliminary pages after they had been misplaced for 25 years and gifted them to the Sackner Archive. Mounted on mat such that only page 46 is visible. Page 36 reads "to my seeming paradox. I have done with love--true; but - love does, like an unresonable woman in a railway-carriage, - itself : nor does it ask that others should be crushed together, - to push them out the windows. Such as affection I cannot only understand, but I long to give and receive it. - Pencil the book - ink them in - The verses in question were as follows - doubts chill it much; a touch can can kill it, at a touch." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1966