On The Beach
This piece is one of four silkscreen prints in Sir Peter Blake's Classroom Suite, all of which depict popular leisure activities. The series includes, Another Parade, The Aquarium and Circus.
In the same style exhibited in his coveted Venice Suite and Paris Suite, his On The Beach collage captures all of the activities we associate with a visit to the seaside, from swimming and sunbathing, to donkey rides. However, it wouldn't be Peter Blake if there wasn't an added touch of the surreal - in this instance, images of African and Australian tribal people and a couple of erotic images of women.
From a limited edition of 100, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Size (cm): 71 x 95
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 100
Size (cm): 71 x 95
Image Size (cm): 52 x 78
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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.