Peter Blake: Paris Escapades
Artist(s): Peter Blake
Author(s): Marco Livingstone (Editor)
Publisher: Enitharmon Editions
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 132
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour
Paris Escapades is a beautiful book of Paris collages by Sir Peter Blake, the follow-up to Venice Fantasies.
As with the Venice images that preceded them, Blake features many familiar monuments in his Paris pictures but places them in extraordinary events that turn them into the imagery of dreams.
Each of the 28 images in Paris Escapades is accompanied by the artist’s wry commentaries, and the book is preceded by an interview with Marco Livingstone in which Blake discusses his lifelong involvement with collage. Hugely entertaining as a visual voyage of discovery, Paris Escapades ends up a window into the methods and thought processes of a much loved artist.