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Tantal: The Night Sky, by Tom Phillips RA

There is something of an hallucinatory quality to each of Tom Phillips’s three new etchings. The limited edition print is on display in the Keeper’s House from 15 September 2017 to 19 February 2018.
£550.00

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Artwork details

Fabric & material Etching
Edition 50
Medium Print
Artist VAT Number GB 236 4247 67

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Updated 19 May 2020

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Product story

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 this 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.

These new prints use a similar visual language, whereby Phillips makes tiny monochrome marks to create his intriguingly dreamlike images. In Tantal: The Night Sky, the ghostly forms apparently floating on the horizon bear some resemblance to the figures found in the Nazca Desert of Peru, which allegedly trace Ley Lines (lines of spirit travel, drawn by ancient cultures).