Peter Blake: Venice Fantasies
Artist(s): Peter Blake
Author(s): Sir Peter Blake
Year published: 2009
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 60
Illustrations: Includes 21 colour plates
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Peter Blake, founding father of British Pop Art, has been producing quirky and inventive collages since the mid-1950s, when he was in his early twenties. His Venice Fantasies, made in his mid-seventies with the same lightness of touch and fresh eye that has distinguished all his work, are marked by his characteristic wry humour and unerring sense of the absurd.
Each of the 21 images takes as its starting-point a photographic view of Venice from the early 1900s which was part of a concertina set of tourist postcards. One of the images featured in the Venice Fantasies book has recently been released as a limited edition print entitled Dancing over Pallant which was exclusively commissioned for Pallant House Gallery and is also available to purchase on our website.
The Peter Blake Venice Fantasies book contains such intricate detail and humour that it shows Blake at his imaginative best.