In the wake of the enormous success of Peter Blake's Venice Suite, came his coveted Paris Quartet, a comedic collection of four collages, based around the City of Light.
Blake once again dips into his collection of animal husbandry manuals, illustrated dictionaries and photography archives to create a collection that perfectly marries sentimentality with joyous absurdity, and truly captures the joie de vivre of Paris.
In Birds Blake has transformed the space outside Palais Garnier into an aviary populated by birds ranging from pelicans, to peacocks and pigeons, and a small, but rather nervous, group of onlookers.Part of a limited edition of 125, the piece is signed by the artist.
Size (cm): 83 x 59
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 125
Size (cm): 83 x 59
Image Size (cm): 67 x 44
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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.