This portfolio of four metal prints features Sir Peter's iconic motifs: heart, target, star and rainbow. MOTIFS pays homage to 'Babe Rainbow' (1968), Blake's first ever multiple on tin!. These four metal prints come in a FSC softwood and perspex display case with x4 unique blind stamped 100% cotton paper interleaves.
Some forty three plus years later the now Sir Peter Blake (knighted in 2002 for his services to art) has returned to the beloved medium of tin. Using latest technology to create a heart-stopping portfolio of exceptionally limited original works the godfather of pop art presents us with ’Hardcore Pop’! Featuring the family of motifs for which Blake is world re-known the viewer is blasted with bright emblems and emphatic statements of certainty and hope. In the super-size iconic Motif Suite we find a quadtych of portrait- like representations. Each one transferred; on Dutch presses, to a 56% recycled metal substrate, over-glazed and oven-fired, creating a wonderfully rich and warm enamel-like finish. The process is something he could only have dreamed of in 1967!
“’Hardcore Pop’ with colours, stripes, that was my invention!”(Peter Blake 18th Oct’14)
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.