Appropriated Alphabets 5 is part of a portfolio of 12 signed limited edition silkscreen (edition of 100) by British pop art legend Sir Peter Blake. Each work has a unique finish including gold leaf, embossing, collage, matt and gloss glazes and metallic inks. The use of ‘found letters’ and commercial lettering is something Peter Blake adopted in the 1950s and he has since created numerous works based around the alphabet in his career.
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.