Matching Colours Struck by Heatwave

Tom Phillips RA (b1937)

Large vintage artists proof screenprint by Tom Phillips from 1976

Matching Colours Struck by Heatwave. signed and denoted a/p 8/11 in pencil. The edition size was a small 50 copies. A striking image.

The third 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.

Collections: the Tate; British council Art Collection;

Notes on the artist’s website ( about this work:

The third print is a curious record of the long drought which stretched through the whole summer of 1976. Two types of matchbox, each originating from behind the iron curtain, show in progressive stages the bleaching of the beautiful purple and deep blue papers used in the making of the trays of the boxes. Usually these thrown away items are dissipated by the rain: however, in that year they stayed exposed on the streets of Peckham.

Measurements: 101 x 71 cm sheet size

Condition: In excellent condition, never framed.

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