Dynamic Suprematism (Supremus No. 57), Kazimir Malevich, 1916
Following up from last week’s post about erasure, this week celebrates the work of Tom Phillips’s A Humument. In 1966, artist Tom Phillips walked into a used book store and bought a copy of W. H. Mallock’s A Human Document for a dime. From this Victorian novel, Phillips created an entirely new book/poem/novel/artwork which he continues to revise with new erasures every decade or so. You can read about the project here.
Some scans of the first few pages:
Comment with your favorite noteworthy erasures!