Galleries 2015


In 1966 Tom Phillips RA wanted to find an old book for threepence and alter every page with various techniques to create an entirely new work. The book he chanced upon was A Human Document (1892), a little-known novel by W. H. Mallock. Phillips decided to call his treatment A Humument, a contraction of the original title. The first reworking was printed privately in 1973. Almost 50 years later he continues to revise and develop it.  

Gallery X has been reconfigured with this epic work in mind: the central installation exhibits the continuation of the second version of A Humument virtually entire, running in page order.