Tom Phillips ('Humument Self-Portrait at Fifty')

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Tom Phillips ('Humument Self-Portrait at Fifty'), by Tom Phillips, 1987 - NPG 6098 - © DACS / Tom Phillips

© DACS / Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips ('Humument Self-Portrait at Fifty')

by Tom Phillips
pen and ink and gouache over printed page, 1987
7 in. x 5 in. (178 mm x 127 mm)
Purchased, 1990
Primary Collection
NPG 6098


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  • Tom Phillips (1937-), Artist. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist of 22 portraits.

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  • Tom Phillips (1937-), Artist. Artist of 22 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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An artist, writer and composer, Phillips is best known as a painter of portraits and text-based works. This self-portrait, entitled Humument Self-portrait at Fifty, relates to The Humument (first edition published 1975), the artist's treatment of a Victorian novel in which the printed page of the original writer's text is cannibalised and overlaid with illustrations.

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  • NPG D18630: Tom Phillips ('Humument Self-Portrait at Fifty') (variant)

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