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Venice Fantasies by Peter Blake

Enitharmon Editions



Edition Size: 75

Image Size: 32 x 24 cm

Sheet Size: 32 x 24 cm


Condition: Pristine

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Sir Peter Blake’s Venice Fantasies, made in his mid-seventies with the same lightness of touch and fresh eye that has distinguished all his work, are marked by his characteristic wry humour and unerring sense of the absurd.

Fifty years after his first trip to the most magical of Italian cities, Blake returned to Venice in 2007. Subsequently he created this series of affectionate and often frankly preposterous tributes to the city. Taking as his cue the Surrealist collages of Max Ernst and others, he engages in the same sort of time travel and unlikely alliances that marked his celebrated cover design for the Beatles LP Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Teeming with detail, this humorous and highly entertaining collection of pictures show Blake at his imaginative best.

The book also contains whimsical texts by Blake, written in a similarly playful manner. Above all, this is an artwork which highlights the pleasure to be had in such a city as Venice.

The slipcased de luxe edition consisted of 75 signed and numbered copies. Each is accompanied by a signed original silkscreen print by Peter Blake entitled Mickey’s Birthday Party.



The Artist

Peter Blake

Peter Blake was born Peter Thomas Blake in England. He is a famous English pop artist. Blake was personally educated at the Gravesend Technical College School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. Peter Blake is known mainly for both painting and printmaking. Without a doubt, one of the most renowned of all his works, is no other than for the co-creating of the sleeve design that went along with the Beatles album called Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was during the late 1950s, that Peter did become one of the very best known, amid all of the British pop artists.

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