This piece is from Peter Blake's Found Art series and is inspired by one of the earliest tenets of Pop Art, the idea that even the most basic everyday object can be transformed into fine art. Rather than opting to depict major commercial brands like Warhol, Blake uses found objects that most would cast aside.
In this series, Blake has used digital technology to enlarge the objects that are the focus of the piece, encouraging us to consider them in a different light. Found Art: To a Darling Child is a delicate image created from Blake's collection of Victorian and Edwardian occasion cards, which we've also seen him use in V is for Valentine and Faith, Hope and Charity. The piece demonstrates that who we love and how we show our affection today, hasn't really altered in over one hundred years.
Signed by the artist, the print is from a limited edition of 25.
Size (cm): 85 x 121.8
Medium: Giclee, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 25
Size (cm): 85 x 121.8
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About the artist
Heralded as the ‘Godfather of Pop Art’, Sir Peter Blake was knighted in 2002 for his invaluable contribution to contemporary art.
Blake began his career creating collages from photographs, cigarette packets and matchboxes. This new approach to the creation of visual art – taking found imagery from Pop culture – was spearheaded in Britain by Blake and continues to inspire contemporary artists today.
Best known for creating the iconic cover to the Beatles’ 1967 album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, Blake continues to produce work that draws extensively on elements from popular cultures around the world.