Union Flag (medium) by Sir Peter Blake is a giclee print finished with silkscreen glazes in an edition of 25 from his ‘found art’ series of prints. Blake’s ‘found art’ pieces feature objects, illustrations or publications from his personal collections of printed materials and ephemera; in this case the Union Flag.This type of digital printing allows Blake to enlarge these objects greatly from their original size, imbuing them with a new gravity and encouraging us to view them from a new perspective.
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.