Back in the early 2000s, Peter Blake created a series of paintings in homage to artist and writer, Marcel Duchamp. The paintings imagined Duchamp in a variety of unusual situations, including playing chess with Tracey Emin and hanging out with the Spice Girls.
This piece is one third of Blake’s latest series depicting Duchamp - Marcel Duchamp’s World Tour. Each piece in the series imagines his subject attending three fantastical events during a stay in Blackpool. In this artwork, Duchamp is an honoured guest at a reunion of DC Thomson characters, including Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx and the Bash Street Kids.
Blake’s reverence for the French-American artist is down to his mission statement that anything an artist does can be considered art. This philosophy has been pivotal to Blake’s career, as well as to the careers of prominent YBAs; Hirst, Emin and Quinn.
The print is part of a limited edition of 100, signed by the artist.
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 100
Size (cm): 90 x 75
Image Size (cm): 67.7 x 53.5
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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.