Peter Blake: Reintroducing The Clown Into Art

4 October - 9 November 2019

Paul Stolper is pleased to present Peter Blake’s ‘Reintroducing the Clown into Art’, an exhibition of paintings and a set of three new etchings depicting clowns. The group of paintings, made between 2018 - 2019, fulfil a number of functions for Blake, and belong to what he calls his ‘Late Period’, a title he employs for all of his ongoing projects, instigated when he turned 75. Certainly not a retirement from work, Blake has never been busier with exhibitions, both here and abroad, but more a classification of this current period. It follows on from his conscious retirement at the age of 65 from the business of art when he finished his three year residency at The National Gallery, London.