Godfather of Pop Art, Peter Blake's exhibition 'Side-Show'

Posted in In the Studio, Art Style Files by Lucia Fischer on 28th November 2014

Found on Rise Art, Sir Peter Blake curates an exhibition at the known Paul Stolper Gallery. ‘Side-Show’ presents itself as a series of wood-engravings showcasing Peter Blake's deep love and memory for the circus, side-shows, as well as the companions of these well-known entertainments.

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Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake is perhaps one of the most highly recognised artists of the British Pop Art movement. Much of his artwork has already achieved such renowned iconic status, and continues to stay at such a legendary status.
Throughout his career Sir Peter Blake has experimented with typography, etching and found art. In 1981 he became a Royal Academician and in 2002 received a knighthood for his services in art. After decades, and numerous successful achievements, you can still find him in his studio in London, endlessly creating new art.
The exhibition Side-Show will be an in-depth exploration of one of Peter Blake's most iconic portfolios. It consists of five wood-engravings titled 'Tattooed Man', 'Bearded Lady', 'Midget', 'Fat Boy' and 'Giant' which were made between 1974 - 1978. For the first time, this work will be displayed with photographs, proofs and studies from Blake's trove. The prints on display will also reveal the masters of engraving, Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Paul Nash and Claire Leighton, that have greatly influenced Blake's work in one way or another. Side-Show also marks the launch of two new highly detailed etchings on the same theme, one of a wrestler, and another of a tattooed girl.
The exhibition will be running from the 27th November to the 10th of January 2015.

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Sir Peter Blake

If you're a fan of Sir Peter Blake's work, feel free to CLICK HERE and scroll around the Limited Edition Prints we offer from him on Rise Art. 
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