Thursday 1 December 2022

The Library at Elsinore

Bookcase installation by Tom Phillips, who died earlier this week.
Books, acrylic and pigment ink 
151.7 x 114 x 20 cm

"The mock bookcase contains real books overpainted in grey with titles borrowed from Hamlet in black. These are titles of actual books by actual authors in order of the apprearance of their words in the play. There must of course be more no doubt being borrowed as I write but these are all that my research has turned up. Most are (rightly I presume) obscure but others are by known writers from Lloyd George to Graham Greene with, most recently, Alan Bennett's Single Spies (Simon Callow suggested, he claims, this brilliant choice of title)."

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