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Paris- 10 Man Upright
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Paris- 10 Man Upright signed limited edition silkscreen print by pop art master Sir Peter Blake. Available individually or as part of Paris Suite portfolio box set.
This tower of humans is one of the circus feats that often recurs in Blake’s work, having recently appeared in Four Man Up (Paris Quartet). Blake’s takes childlike joy in all things ‘circus’ and we here we see this precariously balanced group performing in front of Les Invalides (the military hospital and museum where Napoleon is buried). Blake acknowledges this Parisian landmark by compiling his human tower from military personnel, but cannot resist the joke of putting a little girl at the bottom! The spire of Les Invalides is made to seem considerably shorter than the pile of figures, of whom we can only see four and a half of the advertised ten, as the tower reaches dizzying heights beyond the image edge.