Peter Blake's Venice Suite series is a prime example of the artist's playful collage style, this time inspired by his trip to the romantic city for the Biennale of 2007.
The collection combines traditional images of Venice with cuttings from photographs, postcards and children's books, to create a surreal fairytale city besieged by unexpected visitors and activities. In Children's Games, Piazza San Marco is transformed into a playground, complete with bike riding, dancing and pretend swordfights.
Published in 2009, this silkscreen print is from a limited edition of 75, signed and numbered by the artist.
Size (cm): 30.5 x 40.7
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 75
Size (cm): 30.5 x 40.7
Image Size (cm): 13.5 x 21
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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.