Sir Peter Blake, CBE, RDI, RA (born 25 June 1932) is an English pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
A charming, illustrative and richly inked print featuring two tattooed ladies.
Watercolour portraiture has long been central to Blake's work, and he has released several 'tattooed people' artworks in his time.
Returning to his distinctive style of collage, Blake sees four of his newest editions featuring the now-repurposed BBC building 'Soho House’ surrounded by much loved actors, television personalities and children’s characters.
Spanning a number of decades, the crowds include comedians Morecombe and Wise, the late Sir Terry Wogan and athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill as well as characters Rupert Bear and The Magic Roundabouts’ Florence and Dougal. See who else you can spot!
£1,500 each unframed
BBC4 - Noddy Arriving signed limited edition archival inkjet print by Peter Blake
The Dazzle motif references Blake’s early work as well as his recent exploration of the ‘dazzle’ effect, which was originally a method of helping vessels avoid enemy detection in World War One.
Print cut out and mounted on linen board by the artist with a collaged bra, pants and headband in a unique colourway.
Peter Blake worked with Martin Richardson (artist, imaging pioneer and Professor of Modern Holography) to create a moving 3D image of one his most loved creations Eiffel Tower. The larger scale of the piece allows the butterflies to be seen in greater detail and depth; their jewel-like colours and range of motion giving one the sense of being immersed in the scene.
Richardson lenticulars are made using proprietary print software and a special lens material, otherwise known as a micro-lens. This combined with other optical components create a 3-D moving image called a lenticular.
The Reclaimed Icons are a series of archival inkjet glitter prints with silkscreen glazes depicting historically iconic images, once seen in large volumes on a daily basis, reworked and revitalised into striking works of art. Using vibrant inks and metallic glitters, Blake has re-injected a burst of energy and life into these icons, re-awakening their almost forgotten relevance.
Each archivally mounted and framed.
An illustration from a book published in 1998 to raise awareness and funds for a campaign in support of a worldwide ban on anti-personnel landmines. Each page featured a facsimile signed artwork by a celebrity of the day, however just 50 deluxe copies were hand signed by each.
The image below left shows the work prior to being signed, the image on the right shows the signature which has been signed in black ink.
A full colour print signed by the artist in black ink as a souvenir of his exhibition at the Tate in 1983. Offered together with the exhibition catalogue and the original print envelope.