Two versions of a new artwork by Sir Peter Blake are now available, going by the name of American Trilogy.
It still has that distinctive, vintage-esque collage style, but Sir Peter Blake also gives a nod to the contemporary art scene with the launch of his new set of prints, Homage to Damien Hirst – Butterfly Man.
According to the man himself: 'Damien Hirst has used butterflies in a lot in his work, and it was pointed out that 'the butterfly man' owes more than a little to his work, so I was happy to dedicate him in homage to Damien. I am an enormous admirer of Damien’s work.'
We're not going to pretend these are cheap, but if you have money to invest and want to invest it in art, Sir Peter Blake has two new limited edition prints on the market – Vera Puzzle and 24 Flags.
Both are part of his 'Found Art' series, as well as as being giclee prints with a silkscreen glaze and in a signed limited edition of just 25 of each. The flags one, as you can see, is a collage of Union Jack images, while the Vera Puzzle artwork, which is pictured over the page, is inspired by vintage Mickey Mouse imagery.
Both are sized at 36 x 42 inches and both are available now for £2,500 each.
We're always happy to see a new set of screenprints by Sir Peter Blake, with the latest one going by the name of the Vichy series.
It's back to the collages for Blake, with the series including The Butterfly Man, Horseshow and our favourite pictured above, A Convention of Comic Book Characters. It is just that, including the likes of Dennis the Menace, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, Charlie Brown, Linus, Desperate Dan, Lord Snooty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Invisible Man (if you can see him), Green Goblin and many more.
This particular print is in an edition of 125, sized at 393mm x 380mm and as you would expect, signed and numbered by the artist. Not cheap at £1,750, but Blake prints, especially ones based on popular culture, are always a good investment.
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We mentioned these were on their way a short while back. Well, now you can buy the In the Long Run: 30 Years of the Great North Run series of prints, the work of Sir Peter Blake and also known as the Running Suite.
As we said before, the prints are part of a collaboration between Bupa Great North Run Culture and Opus Art, with Sir Peter Blake producing a portfolio of 10 limited edition prints which will celebrate 30 years of the Great North Run. Each image is a giclee print with silkscreen varnish, measuring 13.5 x 16.5 inches and from a signed edition of 75, all featuring objects or images from the Great North Run archives or sourced from the North East.
You can order either the full set (in a cloth-bound case with colophon page) or individual prints from Opus Art right now. The individual prints sell for £705 each.
Something of a coup for us here – we have a first, straight from the studio, look at a print from the forthcoming In the Long Run: 30 Years of the Great North Run series, the work of Sir Peter Blake.
As part of a collaboration between Bupa Great North Run Culture and Opus Art, Sir Peter Blake is producing a portfolio of 10 limited edition prints which will celebrate 30 years of the Great North Run as well as the heritage of running. The images will be on display at an exhibition at the Great North Museum from 17th July – 17th October 2010, with editions of the prints for sale exclusively through Opus Art.