This silkscreen print is from Peter Blake's 1991 Alphabet Series, which is inspired by people and objects who have made their mark on British popular leisure culture.
Widely considered to be one of his finest series' of work, the collection epitomises Blake's signature style, namely the use of "found' imagery sourced from magazines, postcards and other popular ephemera.
In S for Sumo, one of the most loved pieces from the series, Blake compiles a selection of antique images of sumo wrestlers. From a limited edition of 95, the print is signed by the artist.
Size (cm): 78 x 102
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 95
Size (cm): 78 x 102
Image Size (cm): 51 x 72.2
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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.