Found Art: Packet signed limited edition digital print with silkscreen glaze by Sir Peter Blake.
The Found Art series continues with stunning new edition Packet. Blake has taken his fascination with enlarging found objects (in particular cigarette packets) to a new level by blowing up this vintage ‘fag packet’ to over a metre in height, allowing us to see every crack and detail on the worn surface. Blake elucidates,
‘I mean in a way it’s the audacity in a Duchampian sense of just saying ‘this image is nice enough to make a print from’ so I’m stealing and appropriating all the time. The cigarette packets come out of that series, but there’s no end to it. I mean there are literally millions of things that if you scan them and make them 50 times bigger, they’re beautiful because of the technology. You are touching the object, so the scanner is seeing things that the human eye can’t see. The bigger you take it, the clearer it becomes. So something like a flag, each thread appears, and then on each thread, threads appears from that, so it’s almost infinity.’