This piece is one of four silkscreen prints in Sir Peter Blake's Classroom Suite collection. Circus, along with the other items in the series; Another Parade, The Aquarium and On The Beach, all feature Blake's interpretations of popular leisure activities.
As early as 1949, Blake started creating circus-themed collages, and the spectacle has remained a major subject in his work ever since.
To create the artwork, Blake employs his signature collage technique, and places etchings of antiquated figures disproportionately scaled against the smaller horses and acrobats in the foreground.
This silkscreen print is from a limited edition of 100, signed by the artist.
Size (cm): 71 x 96
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 100
Size (cm): 71 x 96
Image Size (cm): 52 x 75
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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.