Tuesday, 15 July 2014 14:12 Written by Lucy Shortis

The Book Lovers


The Book Lovers project, curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinkska, is a systematic attempt to study the phenomenon of artist novels.

The Book Lovers archive and exhibition series researches the many different ways in which novels are related to an artist's visual art projects. Here, the concept of the novel is not only confined to the space of the book, but it is expanded in a body of works that are interrelated and find their central reference in its narrative. 

The next Book Lovers exhibition at Fabra i Coats in Barcleona, features selected pages from A Humument, Tom Phillips's treated victorian novel, and shows the evolution of these pages from the original untreated text, through the earliest versions beginning 1966 to the most recent pages completed earlier this year. Also displayed is the complete Book Lovers archive of artists novels and works by Alexandre Singh and Cally Spooner. 

To find out more about the exhibition follow this link.

Please join Tom Phillips at the private view, 18th July 7.30pm

The exhibition continues until 31st August 2014

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:34 Written by Lucy Shortis

Anonymous Soldiers

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A new work, Anonymous Soldiers WWI, from Tom Phillips's ongoing vintage postcards project, will be shown for the first time in a group exhibition at Flowers Gallery opening 19th July.

The exhibition, Reflections of War, has been curated by Isabel Bingley to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War 1. The selected works examine the human impact of combat warfare from 1914 to more recent conflicts in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Anonymous WW1 Soldiers can be seen alongside works by Tim Heatherington, Peter Howson and Hanaa Malallah amongst others.

Anonymous Soldiers WWI is published in a limited edition of 25

Reflections of War at Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP 

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Private View Saturday 19th July 4-6pm, exhibition continues until August 30th 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014 17:43 Written by Lucy Shortis

TLS: Tom Phillips Reviews Matisse

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In this week's TLS (23rd May 2014) Tom Phillips hails The Cut-Outs by Henri Matisse as possibly “the most uplifting show ever to be put on in London”.

Friday, 11 April 2014 09:58 Written by Lucy Shortis

At The Gherkin


For a few weeks only, Searcy's the club on the top three floors of the Gherkin, is exhibiting a small selection of graphic works by Tom Phillips, including the Humument page prints that have featured in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition almost every year since 1990. If you would like to see the exhibition, and enjoy the breathtaking views across the city, please contact giving at least 48 hours notice and we will arrange admission for you. Searcy's is a members only club. They will allow you in to see the exhibition as guests of the artist but only if you have booked in advance and have confirmation of your booking. Searcy's is open weekdays and Saturday afternoons only.


Those of you unable to visit the Gherkin can view the complete catalogue of Humument page prints online here.

Thursday, 06 February 2014 21:58 Written by Lucy Shortis

Group Exhibitions


Two works by Tom Phillips feature in group exhibitions at Flowers Galleries this month. Scenes from Wagner's Ring pictured above (oil collage 2013, 67 x 52cm) can be seen at Flowers East, London until February 15th 2014 and Only Connect (oil on canvas 2013, 151 x 105cm) at Flowers New York until March 1st 2014.