Edinburgh Printmakers
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
23 Union Street Edinburgh EH1 3LR

Edinburgh Printmakers is proud to present the Scottish Premiere of the Venice suite and other works by Peter Blake in association with the Paul Stolper Gallery, London. Peter Blake is one of Britain’s most famous international artists and to many the father of British Pop Art. The Venice Suite comprises twenty new screenprints 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.