Marcel Duchamp's World Tour, The Tower Ballroom, Blackpool - Superheroes Convention - A Parody, 2022
Back in the early 2000s, Peter Blake created a series of paintings in homage to artist and writer, Marcel Duchamp. The French artist believed that just about anything could be art, and this ethos became integral to Blake’s artistic practice.
In the latest of his ongoing Marcel Duchamp World Tour series, Blake honours his own personal hero by assembling a crowd of superheroes at The Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.
Anyone who is anyone in the superhero business is there, creating a room packed to the rafters with ‘chaos and crime-fighting camaraderie’. But can you spot Duchamp, who Blake has secreted into every piece in the series?
This 17 colour silkscreen print with collage is from a limited edition of 80, signed and numbered by the artist.
Size (cm): 55 x 70
Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 80
Size (cm): 55 x 70
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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.