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A TV Dante Diary II (New Series) / Phillips, Tom; Sackner MA; Sackner RK; Greenaway P., 1984

Identifier: CC-32374-33943

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Scope and Contents

This page consists of three small rectangular panels in its right third and a collaged, almost obscured text from typed carbon backing on its left two thirds. The uppermost panel on the right side is a collage made from a logograph that also appears in Phillips' Dante's Diary book, entitled "WHYSPEND." The middle panel is a handwritten, micrographic portion of Phillips diary in which he discusses meetings with Peter [Greenaway] and viewing Edward Muybridge original photographs at the V&A. The lowermost panel consists of a rectangular collage made from the Sackner Archive stationery. The section on the right two-thirds of the drawing consists of the circular drawing WHYSPEND collaged onto the typed carbon backing of "the thirty three sheets of notes to accompany the Thames and Hudson edition of Dante. A careworn piece of paper." In this collage, only an illegible shadowy remnant of words remains. This drawing anticipates the typed carbon backing for the translation of Dante's Inferno, a work also held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1984



0 See container summary (1 drawing (watercolor, ink, handwriting, collaged, paper, typed carbon)) ; 27 x 37 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

alcove 2nd bedroom Phillips TV Dante diary portfolio box

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: London, England : [Publisher not identified]. Nationality of creator: British. General: About 1 total copies. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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