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Peter Blake "Union Flag"

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Peter Blake "Union Flag" signed limited edition silkscreen print with glitter.  Published in 2016 by CCA Galleries. This series is limited to 75 pieces. Complete with full provenance / COA.

Signed and numbered by Sir Peter Blake.

SIZE: 89 x 72 cm

Blake’s ‘Union Flags’ continue the artist’s love affair with flags (a motif which has recurred in his work since the 1960s) and of course with his country. In recent years Blake has explored patriotism in various works including England Forever, Hope and Love, Britannia and 24 Flags.

‘I am very patriotic and I love the Union Flag; the sense of history it gives, the union between four great countries that it represents. Over the years I have used printmaking to explore and experiment with the flag in various ways; making large-scale digital prints from Union Flag badges (sewn or enamel) or illustrations that I have collected. The new works are not based on ‘found’ images of the flag. I wanted to use the variety of hand-applied finishes available when you make a silkscreen, to play with the colours and textures of this simple geometric pattern that is so familiar to us. The prints also celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday.”

Peter Blake

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