Paris- Elephants is part of Peter Blake's much-loved Paris Suite collection, which takes inspiration from The City of Love. Via his signature brand of humorous collage, Blake transforms some of the city's most iconic landmarks into bizarre scenes featuring an unlikely cast of characters.
In this piece, elephants are being winched onto Place Vendome €“ are they here to invade the city, or to take up their rightful place as mans' best friend? You decide. Elephants crop up in many of the Paris Suite pieces, and across many of Blake's artworks €“ their surprising presence both a nod to the surreal, and to his fascination with the circus and things that have shaped popular culture.
From a limited edition of 100, the silkscreen print is signed by Peter Blake.
Size (cm): 37.1 x 54.5
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 100
Size (cm): 37.1 x 54.5
Image Size (cm): 21.7 x 38
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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.