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Hope by Sir Peter Blake is a signed limited edition silkscreen print (2011) edition number 43/100 with 14 colours, gold leaf and silver leaf embossing, enhanced by the use glazes and glitter dust to add depth and patina to the overall effect. Blake uses collaged letters taken from different sources to spell out one of the most important words in the English language. HOPE. The use of ‘found letters’ or commercial lettering in his work is something that Blake adopted in the 1950s and reflects a sentiment and warmth that is inherent throughout his work.
Sir Peter Blake
Born in 1932 Sir Peter Blake is well known as the Godfather of British Pop Art he produces spectacular original prints, his work crosses all generational divides, and inspires great respect through the art world. Knighted in 2002, an honorary doctor of the Royal College of Art his work is represented in major collections throughout the world, Sir Peter Blake truly is a grandee of British Art.
Sir Peter Blake's work reflects his fascination with all streams of popular culture, and the beauty to be found in everyday objects and surroundings. Many of his works feature found printed materials such as photographs, comic strips or advertising texts, combined with bold geometric patterns and the use of primary colours. The works perfectly capture the effervescent and optimistic ethos of the sixties, but are also strikingly fresh and contemporary. Blake is renowned for his connection with the music industry, having produced iconic album covers for the Beatles, Paul Weller, The Who, and Oasis.