Peter Blake: The Venice Suite

23 January - 28 February 2009

Peter Blake, known to many as the father of British Pop Art, has created twenty new prints, entitled The Venice Suite, inspired by his recent experiences in the Italian city.

Depicting an imagined, fairytale vision of the city, the prints draw from a host of source material and were inspired by the artist’s 2007 visit to the Venice Art Biennale.  Blake’s trademark collage style incorporates images culled from postcards, photographs and second-hand books, including details from familiar old masters alongside illustrations from vintage children’s books.