Paris Escapades is a beautiful book of collages that Sir Peter Blake has created in homage to the French capital.
In this enjoyable edition, Blake demonstrates his gift for unexpected juxtapositions and visual story-telling. His collages take some of the most prominent Paris monuments and submerge them in extraordinary events that turn them into the stuff of dreams.
Each of the 28 images in Paris Escapades is accompanied by Blake's wry commentary. The book is also preceded by an interview with Marco Livingstone in which Blake discusses his lifelong involvement with collage.
This hand-bound book is signed by the artist.
Size (cm): 24 x 32
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Medium: Art Book
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 75
Size (cm): 24 x 32
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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.