9 June 2021

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'. 


The catalogue is available for purchase here


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 Travellerthe exhibition includes a number of important museum loans, bringing together historical pieces with new works on show for the first time.