Merry Meetings by Tom Phillips
with an introduction by the artist and a preface by Norman Rosenthal
4to. pp. 128. illustrated. hardcover. dw. [Nottingham]: D3 Editions, .
Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies of which this is number 422. Signed by Tom Phillips.
ISBN-10: 0954732413 / ISBN-13: 9780954732417
Merry Meetings follows artist Tom Phillips from boardroom to boardroom as he draws his way through more than a hundred committees, meetings and gatherings of trustees. Armed only with a few coloured pens he transforms dry agendas or pages of statistics into erotic compositions, visionary worlds and studies in the art of ornament. These are not doodles, Phillips asserts, but an essential part of his program of work. They also serve as an aid to concentration on the verbal train of committee business and a powerful antidote to dozing off.