Peter Blake Painting at MYM
We are very happy to announce that one of Sir Peter Blake's paintings will be exhibited at the Make Your Mark exhibition.
Here is a small extract taken from Sir Peter Blake's Online Biography:
'During the late 1950s, Blake became one of the best known British pop artists. His paintings from this time included imagery from advertisements, music hall entertainment, and wrestlers, often including collaged elements. Blake was included in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and had his first solo exhibition in 1960. It was with the 'Young Contemporaries' exhibition of 1961 where he was exhibited alongside David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj that he was first identified with the emerging British Pop Art movement. Blake won the (1961) John Moores junior award for his work Self Portrait with Badges. He first came to wider public attention when, along with Pauline Boty, Derek Boshier and Peter Phillips, he featured in Ken Russell's film on pop art, Pop Goes the Easel, which was broadcast on BBC television in 1962. From 1963, Blake was represented by Robert Fraser, which placed him at the centre of swinging London and brought him into contact with leading figures of popular culture.'
The painting was created by Peter in 1967 when he used our Cryla product to create this magnificant piece of artwork; he named it Tarzan, as you can clearly see from the picture below.
The painting is in a very typical Pop Art Peter Blake style- we hope to see Peter himself at the exhibition.
7th - 11th July 2009
Make Your Mark Exhibition
The Mall (near Trafalgar Square)