HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH
Every month, we will showcase a different work of art we want to bring to your attention for a special reason here. For March, we have chosen M.M. Blue & Red by Peter Blake.
M.M. Blue & Red
enamel paint and photograph on wood
39,8 x 22 cm / 15 5/8 x 8 5/8 in.
verso signed, titled and dated
Peter Blake already became one of the best known artists of pop art in the late 1950s. He takes his motifs from pop culture, advertising and the circus, from comic strips and postcards. He creates collages and assemblages, often in combination with painted elements. He achieved worldwide fame in the 1960s with the design of the cover for the Beatles’ record Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, together with his wife at that time, Jann Haworth, for which they were awarded a Grammy in 1968. Like Warhol, Blake was – and is – fascinated by the Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, and used her image in some of his works, combined with graphic motifs and bold colours.
Price on request