The English painter, writer, and composer Tom Phillips curated the groundbreaking exhibition "Africa: The Art of the Continent" at the Royal Academy in 1992. He is himself a collector of African art, specializing in the arts of Ghana and the Ivory Coast. His other books include The Postcard Century.
An object both jaggedly modern . . .and densely wondrous as a
A more thorough lifting of layers reveals linguistic, artistic, metaphysical issues that are as many and various and essential as those in a text by Aristotle. . . . The field of collage, of color and line . . . releases outbursts of words that find themselves in an altogether new syntactical space; and there, like notes, they sing a painted music.--William Glass
One of the most winning and witty artistic experiments of recent times.
A wonderful entertainment . . . full of humor, visual invention, and the peculiar poignancy of unnoticed meanings in the very lay and spelling of printed words.