“A little white opening out of thought” | A HUMUMENT

A HUMUMENT: TOM PHILLIPS
A Humument
has been a work in progress since 1966 when artist Tom Phillips set himself a task: to find a second-hand book for threepence and alter every page by painting, collage and cut-up techniques to create an entirely new version. The book he found was an 1892 Victorian obscurity A Human Document by W.H. Mallock and Phillips transformed it into A Humument. The first version was printed by the Tetrad press in 1973, and Phillips has continued to transform it, revise it and develop it ever since.

http://www.tomphillips.co.uk
https://thamesandhudson.com/news/the-final-edition-of-a-humument-by-tom-phillips/

“It is like a stage”

[no title: p. 139] 1970 by Tom Phillips born 1937

[no title: p. 139] 1970 Tom Phillips born 1937 Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P04976

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