Art on the Road

Tom Phillips RA (b1937)

Large vintage artists proof screenprint by Tom Phillips.

Art on the Road, signed and denoted a/p 2/11 and dated in Roman numerals 1976.  The edition size was a small 50 copies.

The final image from the folio ‘A Walk to the Studio’, as found in the Tate collection.  Printed by Waddington Galleries, bearing a W blindstamp lower right. A selection of images and text including a page from A Humument and street maps of London.

Collections: the Tate; British council Art Collection; the V&A Museum; National Museum of Wales

Notes on the artist’s website (tomphillips.co.uk) about this work:

“The first five of these images (the artist is referring the the first five prints in the folio) have texts printed in such a way as to be scarcely legible: the texts are all brought together in readable form in a final exegetic piece which includes a map of the walk itself. The reason for the invisible texts is an old need of mine to put all the source material into the picture to preempt and forestall art history, coupled with a recent realisation that this in the past has merely stopped people looking at the actual thing depicted.”

Measurements: 81 x 60 cm image, 101 x 71 cm sheet size

Condition: In excellent condition, never framed. Faint time toning to the far edges of the paper, very minor.

This work has now been sold