'I LOVE VINTAGE' celebrates British style and cultural heritage. It's release in an edition of 2,500 during the summer of 2010 coincided with the very first Vintage (at Goodwood) Festival which the artist himself attended.
Commissioned and published by Creatively Recycled Empire, the work utilises production technology from the paint can making industry. Ink is applied over a base coat and glaze which is then oven baked at high temperature. The result is much like that of vintage advertising signage that Blake collected from the Edwardian era. This effect is best seen by viewing the print surface from an oblique angle thus highlighting the 'characteristic' raised areas of colour and glaze.
As with his earlier 'multiple' Babe Rainbow 1967, the signature is in the print. Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Born in 1932, Sir Peter Blake studied at the Royal College of Art, (1953-56) where he later taught (1964-76). Known for his iconic album cover for the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper, it was during the 1960s that Blake emerged as a painter, frequently using collages of advertisements and Pop icons to capture the culture of the period.
He also worked with printmaking and painting and in 1975 founded The Brotherhood of Ruralists, a group of seven painters who united in their love of the countryside. Blake’s work is held in several collections worldwide including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Bilbao Fine Arts Museum; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; Tate Gallery, London; MUMOK - Museum of Moderner Kunst Stiftlung Ludwig and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.