Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pastels at Flowers Central

We Work In The Dark (after Henry James)
pastel 2006
57 x 77cm

new works at Flowers Central, 21 Cork St, London W1S 3LZ

Kill Devil Hill
pastel 2006
58 x 78cm

pastel 2006
90.5 x 48cm

Friday, October 27, 2006

Rainbow Room Gala

TP was at the Rainbow Room Gala for the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust on October 24th in New York.
i managed to have a smoke hiding behind a fern in the rainbow room. 65 floors is a long way to go. my dodgy knee was sufficient alibi to avoid dancing and i confess to putting on a bit of a limp. that and the smoke were the highlights of the evening. otherwise very good trip to new york . lunch with tarik followed by a visit to my favourite comic store the time machine w14th at 7th where roger remembered my penchant for rima the jungle godess. i wish i could draw like hector redondo, came away laden back to chelsea hotel
strolling into the malibu diner nearby where i always have breakfast was hailed by old friend gavin henderson an habitue of both the malibu and the chelsea and therefore a person of rough refinement. like david gothard whom i bumped into in small world cafe in princeton last week he is a man of schemes and you become part of his latest after a few minutes. one of the guardians of le gai saber. he paid for breakfast so i worked out that it cost him $743 less to sit with me than it did my companion of the night before.

night porter

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Leaf Sudoku

wet and windy today at the institute for advanced study. my studies advance to the extent of trying to make an organic sudoku [doubly fashionable] from the leaves which red and yellow are chasing each other across the wide lawns

3:44 AM

cezanne said he was doing poussin again after nature...perhaps this is an attempt to do the same with mondrian who as mondriaan started with trees anyway

3:50 AM

Beckett at Princeton

TP's lithograph of Samuel Beckett joins him at Princeton this autumn. TP is a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study whilst the litho is included in an exhibition at the Princeton University Library to mark the acquisition of the Leonard L. Milberg ‘53 Collection of Irish Theater. The exhibition features approximately 220 items from the collection, including first and significant editions of the playwrights’ published scripts, broadsides, manuscripts, playbills and posters. The exhibition, Players & Painted Stage: The Leonard L. Milberg Collection of Irish Theater, opens Friday, 13 October 2006, and will remain on view in both the Main and Milberg Galleries of Firestone Library through 22 April 2007. Follow this link to see other highlights of the exhibition.
the night porter said...

i went today to the university library to see the
exhibition.my image of beckett stares [so to speak since we are looking at the back of his head] at you as you come in.but itis not the lithograph but a poster version of it done by the national portrait gallery.perfectly ok though and flatteringly placed.also in the same show is
the folio society version of waiting for godot. bewileringly this id open at the same image. i wish they had shown the cover which of all the bookjackets ive done is my favourite.

TP on Velazquez

Filmed earlier this month at his London studio TP is interviewed by Alan Yentob for the BBC documentary Imagine.Made to coincide with the first major exhibition of Diego Velazquez's work at the National Gallery, Imagine presents a portrait of the artist regarded by many as the greatest painter of all time. Alan Yentob travels to Seville, Madrid, Rome and New York tracing Velasquez's footsteps and meeting artists and critics who add more to the story.
Velazquez, The Painter's Painter
Screening BBC1 Tue 24 Oct, 10:35 pm - 11:25 pm 50mins

Monday, October 16, 2006

Heart of Darkness

New work on the opera Heart of Darkness by Tarik O'Regan to libretto and design by TP will be performed in Brooklyn and Princeton this November. This follows an earlier performance of an extract in August at the Royal Academy as part of a programme of 11 world premières based on texts by TP.
Heart of Darkness is being written as an opera in one act for 8 singers and 13 instruments. These events will feature scenes from Heart of Darkness, in addition to a panel discussion with O’ Regan and TP. Scenes will be performed with singers and piano accompaniment, led by AOP Artistic Director Steven Osgood.
3rd November performance at American Opera Projects, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn.
4th November performance 8pm Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be requested in advance.

New work at Flowers Central

An exhibition of recent pastel works can be seen at the Flowers Central gallery, 21 Cork Street, London W1. More details and a selection from the show can be found at the Flowers website www.flowerseast.com

Institute for Advanced Study

TP is currently a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton where he will be in residence until 10th November, during his stay he can be contacted through his website www.tomphillips.co.uk.