Vincent ( Tom Phillips)
Title: Vincent
Artist: Tom Phillips
Date of Work: 1988
Medium: print: screenprint
Dimensions: h 810 x w 615 mm
Caption: Vincent Van Gogh sold very few works during his life but was picked up by the art market after his death and has been in high demand ever since -principally through auction sales. Phillips`s message is simple, humorous and a dig at the art market which was booming wildly at in the late 1980s. It also plays on the popular saying `Action speaks louder than words`
Object Number: 2021.8.1
Acknowledgements: Reading Foundation for Art collection, gift of Pat Jordan-Evans
Copyright: Image: Reading Borough Council/ Intellectual: The artist