Beckett Again: I Can't Go On

by Tom Phillips RA

As part of the Multiple Thoughts exhibition, this limited edition print by Tom Phillips is on show in the Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy from 27 April–10 September 2018.


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Artwork details

Artist Tom Phillips RA
Colour White/Brown
Dimensions 37 x 44.5cm
Fabric & material Silkscreen
Edition 75
Medium Print

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Artwork description

Tom Phillips is renowned for his pioneering artist’s book, A Humument, which was given a dedicated gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 2015. For that work, he drew, collaged and painted over the pages of an obscure Victorian novel, The Human Document, by W.H. Mallock. By revealing and obscuring parts of its text he transformed each page into a unique work of art.

Beckett Again: I Can’t Go On by Tom Phillips is a new limited edition print in a series in which he responds to the life and work of writers who have inspired him. The combination of his mesmerising mark-making and responses to carefully chosen snippets from literature are characteristic of Phillips’ thought-provoking imagery.

All proceeds from sales of this work go directly to support the non-profit-making areas of the Royal Academy, particularly the RA Schools.

About Tom Phillips RA

Tom Phillips RA was born in London in 1937, attended Camberwell School of Art then teaching at Bath Academy of Art, Ipswich and Wolverhampton Art College between 1965 and 1972.

Phillips’s first solo show was in 1965 at the Artists International Association Gallery in London, followed by an exhibition at the Angela Flowers Gallery in 1970. His 1989 show at... Go to artist page