The Butterly Man in Venice signed limited edition silkscreen print by Sir Peter Blake, from his Homage to Damien Hirst series. These five silkscreen prints are a continuation of Blake’s Butterfly Man motif: a character who recurs in several of his collage series (Venice Suite, World Tour, Paris Quartet) as well as a tribute to his friend and inspiration Damien Hirst,
‘Damien Hirst has used butterflies a lot in his work, and it was pointed out that ‘the butterfly man’ owes more than a little to his work, so I was happy to dedicate him in homage to Damien. I am an enormous admirer of Damien’s work.’
In the series Blake once again makes use of retro postcard images as backdrops to his collage of the butterfly man, dozens of butterflies and an assortment of eclectic characters from the miscellaneous print paraphernalia that he has hoarded over the years. The final stop on the tour is Venice and the piazza San Marco (an old haunt for the butterfly man, where an appreciative crowd have gathered to welcome him back to La Serenissima.
Can be purchased individually or as part of a set. Other works in the Homage to Damien Hirst series are: The Butterfly Man in Hollywoodland, The Butterfly Man in Eastbourne, The Butterfly Man in Tokyo and The Butterfly Man in Tunis.