Tom PhillipsHere We Exemplify 1967-8

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Artist
Tom Phillips (born 1937)
Title
Here We Exemplify
Date 1967-8
MediumAcrylic paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1530 x 2570 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1974
Reference
T01938
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T01938 HERE WE EXEMPLIFY 1967–8


Inscribed, on back of canvas ‘Tom Phillips Here We Exemplify’ and on stretcher Tom Phillips 1968'

Acrylic on canvas, 60 1/4×108 1/4 (153×275)
Purchased from Mrs Jill Phillips (Grant-in-Aid) 1974

Coll: Mrs Jill Phillips, the artist's wife
Exh: Critics Choice 1970 Selection by Norbert Lynton, Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd., February 1970 (17, wrongly dated 1968–9); Tom Phillips Paintings &c MCMLXV-LXXI, Dartington Arts Society, Dartington, Devon, June 1971 and subsequent tour by Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, and Welsh Arts Council Gallery, Cardiff (no catalogue); Tom Phillips, Angela Flowers Gallery, September–October 1971 (no catalogue)

Tom Phillips told the compiler (7 May 1975) that the picture consists only of the title which describes how the work was executed. The full title is ‘Here We Exemplify the Perseverative, Additive and Subtractive Modes. Thesis as Object and Artwork as Residue of Process’… (read more)

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