'At Work with Peter Blake' installationFrieze Masters 5-8 October 2017
Peter Blake in conversation with Kate Bryan
In celebration of our current Peter Blake: Time Traveller exhibition, dedicated to the groundbreaking exploration of collage by Peter Blake, the artist speaks to curator and presenter Kate Bryan.
From inside the exhibition, Blake discusses his seven-decade career, sources of inspiration and the impact of other artists on his practice. The film then continues to reveal a video of Blake talking through his recent collage series Joseph Cornell’s Holiday, accompanied by imagery of the works and of the artist in his studio.继续
‘Peter Blake: Time Traveller’ Extended
We’re delighted to announce the extension of our critically acclaimed Peter Blake: Time Traveller exhibition. Following our summer closure from 16–30 August, the show will reopen until 9 September.
For those unable to travel to attend the exhibition, we will be announcing details of an exciting digital moment to allow you to engage with the show this September.
Peter Blake: Time Traveller charts the development of Blake’s approach to collage-making, beginning with his layering of subject matter in early painted compositions and experiments with collaged paper after encountering work by Kurt Schwitters in the 1950s. From here, the exhibition travels via Blake’s rise to prominence as the ‘Godfather of British Pop art’ to his current, self-proclaimed Late Period. From his found object constructions to his most recent digital print photo-collages, Blake has broadened the scope of what collage can comprise and what it can communicate. Peter Blake: Time Traveller includes works from Blake’s Alphabet and Museum of Black and White series, as well as pieces made in homage to fellow artists Sonia Delaunay, Kurt Schwitters and Robert Rauschenberg. Clowns, wrestlers and Icons are shown alongside work around souvenirs and holiday postcards.
The artist’s largest canvas work to date, Late Period: Battle, is seen on view for the first time. The piece, measuring 183.4 x 293.5 cm, was started by Blake in 1964 only to be abandoned and left unfinished until the artist turned to collage to complete the work in 2018.继续
Peter Blake: Time Traveller
Join us for the Private View of Peter Blake: Time Traveller, an exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking exploration of collage by iconic British artist Peter Blake.
Tuesday 22 June, 5.30–8pm
book your 30 minute slot via the link below
Peter Blake: Time Traveller charts the development of Blake’s approach to collage-making, beginning with his layering of subject matter in early painted compositions and experiments with collaged paper after encountering work by Kurt Schwitters in the 1950s. From here, the exhibition travels via Blake’s rise to prominence as the ‘Godfather of British Pop art’ to his current, self-proclaimed Late Period.
Peter Blake: Collage published today
Published by Waddington Custot in partnership with Thames & Hudson, this monograph is the first complete overview of collage by Peter Blake, from his early assemblages to his most recent 'Late Period'.
Peter Blake (b. 1932) has remained constant and ground-breaking in his exploration of the medium of collage throughout his career spanning seven decades. With a foreword by Blake’s art school friend David Hockney, Peter Blake: Collage combines an illuminating essay, artist interview and numerous colour images in a playful design that captures the spirit of the octogenarian artist’s decades-long career and his significant contribution to this historic medium.
Introducing the volume, a new text essay by Patrick Elliott, Senior Curator at National Galleries Scotland, ‘Peter Blake & Collage’, takes a biographical route through Blake’s life. Also featured is ‘The Butterfly Man’, a conversation between Peter Blake and Natalie Rudd, Senior Curator of the Arts Council Collection and a friend of the artist.
The publication of Peter Blake: Collage coincides with the opening of a new solo survey exhibition at Waddington Custot later this month. Titled Peter Blake: Time Traveller, the exhibition includes a number of important museum loans, bringing together historical pieces with new works on show for the first time.
The works in this group presentation demonstrate the translation of drawing into the three-dimensional; towering monumental installations protrude from the walls, and curl up from floors, while the negative space of the picture plane is variously architecturally structured, or revealed through light and shade.
The exhibition includes works by Peter Blake, Enrico Castellani, Michael Craig-Martin, Ian Davenport, Jean Dubuffet, Barry Flanagan, Peter Halley, Hans Hartung, Frank Stella and Bernar Venet among others.
One of Bernar Venet’s iconic Indeterminate Line sculptures, created in rolled steel, shows the French artist’s approach to conceptualising and configuring space.
Mgarap Bangke, a 2004 wall-based sculpture by Frank Stella, similarly towers in a tangle of industrial materials, which the artist has coerced into curving organic forms. Moulded sections of dark carbon fibre are supported by circular loops of unpainted stainless-steel tubing and geometric rails.
A new painting by Ian Davenport, titled Yellow and Purple (Double), is also displayed, portraying the artist's use of colour as a tool to delineate space through controlled movements of vibrant paint.
This diverse presentation of artworks spans several decades, with pieces connecting through a multitude of points.
Our presentation includes works by Chu Teh-Chun, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Peter Blake, Ian Davenport, Jean Dubuffet, Barry Flanagan, Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages and Fabienne Verdier.