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Venice Suite Box Set
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Venice has been an inspiring place for me since my first visit in 1957 on a scholarship. I spend my life collecting images, newspaper cuttings and vintage postcards, which find their way into my work, and Venice has proven to be a treasure-trove of material. I returned to the city in 2007 and found some beautiful embroideries and illustrations which will become part of future works' Sir Peter Blake
The future works to which Blake refers have arrived: The Venice Suite. CCA Galleries are delighted to offer for sale this beautiful portfolio that comprises of 20 screen prints, signed and numbered by the artist. The screen prints are available individually or as a portfolio presented in a museum quality binding box. Edition size of 75, +8 Artist Proof portfolios, +3 H/C portfolios. Screen-printed on 400 Gsm Somerset tub sized paper.
The Venice Suite was inspired by Blake's trip to Venice for the Biennale of 2007. Each piece in the portfolio is a jewel of his trademark collage style. Blake combines traditional images of the city on the lagoon with visual excerpts from vintage childrens' books, photographs, postcards, as well as details from works of the old masters. This visual witticism is teamed with a palette of turquoise, gold and the grey of the stones of Venice to create a surreal fairytale vision of the city. Blake juxtaposes the baroque grandeur of the architectural icons of Venice with giant penguins, wartime bombers, Edwardian rowers and icebergs to name a few. The end result is a portfolio of works that are playful, imaginative, beautiful, immensely varied and representative of Sir Peter Blake's unique vision.
Please contact the studio if you would like to have the complete set framed.