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Tom PHILLIPS

Great Britain born 1937

Denn alles Fleisch ist wie Grass (und alle Herrlichkeit des Menschen ist wie des Grasses Blumen) [For all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flowers of the grass] Peter i.24: from the portfolio "Ein Deutsches Requiem - After Brahms" (1971)
Collection Title: from a suite of 12 lithographs based on Brahms Opus 45
Materials & Technique: prints, Planographic Photo-offset lithograph, Printed in colour, from multiple stones/plates Support: Saunders white medium-weight mould made paper by Interprocess Ltd.
Impression: 49/50.
Publisher: Tetrad Press
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1972

Edition Notes: This impression belongs to a suite of 12 lithographs based on Brahms Opus 45.The images in this portfolio are derived from German postcards collected by the artist and have inset texts, which are treated fragments of the novel " A Human Document" by W.H Mallock. The titles of each work quote textural material from the Requiem itself. Printed from multiple stones/plates.
Primary Insc: Signed l.r in pencil "Tom Phillips".
Secondary Insc: Printed text as part of the composition clockwise from upper l."AFTER BRAHMS/ NO2 MVT.11.PCC XVII HF CX/ XIIT.P.MCMLXXI/ EN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM". Printed text as part of composition from l.l to l.r. " DENN ALLES FLEIS/CHES IST WIE GRAS", Printed text as fragments in composition lower.centre " wer/ reflect/ all these nameless figures/ he recognised/ so/ many people/ judge/ the grass".
Tertiary Insc: Verso: inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1978.1031.198.2".
Dimensions: comp 22.8 h x 15.2 w cm sheet 27.8 h x 20.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.1031.198.2