Sir Peter Blake, I LOVE LONDON, 2014
“’Hardcore Pop’ with colours, stripes, that was my invention!”(Peter Blake 18th Oct’14)
Accompanying this exquisite suite of motifs is a short series incorporating text that sprang from the interplay of ideas with Creatively Recycled Empire; the Portfolio’s commissioners and publisher. These pieces reference Blake’s love of football (Chelsea), love of the city where he lives (London) and country of his birth. Again the super-size lends the work an impressively joyful and confident air that amplifies the individual statements. “I LOVE RECYCLING”; is perhaps ambiguous. Is it that Peter, like so many of us now, appreciates living in a finite world with finite resources, or is it that this is what best describes the thing he does? Is there more than just a hint of irony in the nature of the medium, incorporating as it does recycled soup tins and paint cans? However the viewer wishes to interpret this final statement in tin, one can’t avoid the overall effect ‘hard core pop’ has. It’s as if every source of Pop is condensed to its essence and become; “vibrant early 20th century artefacts in their own right”.
Medium: Giclée enamel-esque signed original on .35mm recycled tinplate
Size: 813 x 623 mm
Each plate signed
Published by Creatively Recycled Empire
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