Paul Stolper

The Entertainers

The Entertainers

Peter Blake

Blake’s work carries a distinct and uniquely British Pop aesthetic, coupled with an acute awareness of American Pop culture. The emergence in the 1960s of a proliferating youth culture meant that postcards, magazines and record sleeves became legitimate source materials for art-making. Blake regarded the mass produced products of the new pop culture as descendants of the popular arts of the past. As such he looked to America for inspiration, film stars such as Marilyn Monroe, represented here by an inkjet and diamond dust print, and pop stars such as Elvis Presley, who in Blake’s lenticular is spirited away to Paris. In the UK popular culture also included weekly visits to wrestling matches and the Circus when it came to town, both populated by extraordinary fictitious characters which fed into his work, represented here by hand coloured etchings of the glamorous ‘Ms Super ★’ and ‘The African Queen’, as well as three international clowns ‘Popov’, ‘Coco’ and ‘Grock’.

Image Credit:

Detail from 'Elvis Two Rivers', 2014

If I had not been an artist, I would like to have been a wrestler, and more specifically Kendo Nagasaki.

Peter Blake

Peter Blake

Elvis Two Rivers

2014

43 x 33 cm

Unique hand-painted etching on Somerset white 300gsm

From the edition of 30. Signed and numbered

£5,000 ex VAT framed

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Peter Blake

Liberty Beauty Rose

2014

43 x 33 cm

Unique hand-painted etching on Somerset white 300gsm

From the edition of 30. Signed and numbered

£5,000 ex VAT framed

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Peter Blake signing 'Elvis Two Rivers', 2014

Peter Blake

Reverend Ricky Wreck

2014

43 x 33 cm

Unique hand-painted etching on Somerset white 300gsm

From the edition of 30. Signed and numbered

£5,000 ex VAT framed

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Peter Blake

Ms Super ★

2010

40 x 33.5 cm

Hand-painted etching on Somerset white 300gsm

Edition of 30. Signed, numbered and titled

£3,000 ex VAT unframed

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Peter Blake hand-colouring 'Ms Super ★', 2010

Peter Blake

The African Queen

2010

40 x 33.5 cm

Hand-painted etching on Somerset white 300gsm

Edition of 30. Signed, numbered and titled

£3,000 ex VAT unframed

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Peter Blake

M.M.

2010

75 x 58 cm

Silkscreen with photo collage and diamond dust

Edition of 100. Signed and numbered

£1,200 ex VAT unframed

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'Popov' etching plate and photo, 2019

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Elvis in Paris

Peter Blake

2010

67 x 39.5 cm

Lenticular - Digital printing on PETG plastic

Edition of 100. Signed and numbered

£2,000 ex VAT unframed

Peter Blake

Coco

2019

26 x 21 cm

Etching on somerset 300gsm velvet

Edition of 25. Signed, titled and numbered

£500 ex VAT unframed

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Peter Blake

Grock

2019

26 x 21 cm

Etching on somerset 300gsm velvet

Edition of 25. Signed, titled and numbered

£500 ex VAT unframed

Peter Blake

Popov

2019

26 x 21 cm

Etching on somerset 300gsm velvet

Edition of 25. Signed, titled and numbered

£500 ex VAT unframed

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Sir Peter Blake, considered one of the pioneers of British pop art had his first solo exhibition in 1962 at the Portal Gallery and has shown internationally ever since. His first Retrospective exhibition was held as early as 1969 at the City Art Gallery, Bristol. Subsequent Retrospectives were held in 1973 at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, touring to Hamburg and Brussels and at the Tate Gallery (1983). In 1994 he was made the Third Associate Artist of the National Gallery, London. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1981, and was knighted in 2002.

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