Sir Peter Blake - Craigie's Canary - 2016
Craigie’s Canary is a celebration of British artist Craigie Aitchison’s (1926-2009) life and work as well as a tribute from his friend and admirer Peter Blake. This hand-painted etching’s minimalism is an echo of Aitchison’s precise and simple compositions, its splash of colour reminiscent of the jewel-bright colours Aitchison loved to use. Aitchison kept canaries, they would fly about in his studio; as well as being a recurring motif throughout his work, the canary is a symbol of joy, illumination and innocence- and here it represents Craigie himself; a touching tribute to a dear friend.
Medium: etching with hand-coloured chine collé.
Image Size: 245 x 295mm
Paper Size: 380 x 460mm
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered
This limited edition Peter Blake etching is available at CCA Galleries