In the 3D Circus works, Peter Blake has combined his love of the circus with his characteristic collaged crowds in a 3 dimensional format. The works are inspired by Lothar Meggendorfer ‘s International Circus a pop-up book first published in 1887. For his Circus, Blake has put together a central stage collage, which features a line up of unusual people, and an eclectic orchestra sourced from the Artist ‘s extensive collection of ephemera. In addition, two weird and wonderful audience collages in which the crowds are being entertained by a circus act sit either side of the central stage. Peter Blake ‘s 3D Circus was produced and published by Dark Matter Studio in 2013 and the edition is now coming to an end, but please enquire about obtaining one of the last sets.
3D Circus (set of 3)
Archival inkjet prints on Hahnemühle photo rag satin 310 gms with collage
43 x 55 cm
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Signed, limited edition of 60 (last few remaining)
Widely regarded as the godfather of British Pop art and the Young British Artists movement, Sir Peter Blake creates paintings, collages, and prints that blend modernity and nostalgia. Though best known for designing the album cover for the Beatles ‘ Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he considers painting to be central to his oeuvre. While celebrity figures inform his work, folk art, fairground signs, and an overall sense of nostalgia also influence his style.