Peter BLAKE

1932

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Status, price and estimate of the artist Peter BLAKE

Price of a painting by Blake: 10,000 – 200,000€.

Estimate for a drawing or watercolour by the artist at auction: €1,000 – 60,000

Artist’s quote for the sale of a print: 100 – 1,500€.

Price of a Blake photo: €100 – €2,000

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The father of English Pop Art

Peter Blake (1932 -) is a leading painter, printmaker and illustrator of the Pop Art movement in the UK and internationally. He began his artistic training at the age of 14 at the Gravesend School of Art and continued at the Royal College of Art in London, where he became a professor in 1964.

In the 1950s, he received two years of Leverhulme Research Fellowships which allowed him to explore European folk cultures.

In 1960, he exhibited for the first time, alone and a year later alongside the second great figure of English Pop Art, David Hockney. That same year, he became known to the general public with the release of the film Pop goes to easel. In 1963 he married Jann Haworth, they had two daughters together and co-created one of the most important works of Blake’s career: the cover of the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

In the late 1970s, he set up his studio in a disused railway station and created the Ruralist Brotherhood, with whom he explored folk art. After his divorce in 1979, the artist returned to London and Pop Art, and became a member of the Royal Academy. Throughout his career, he received numerous distinctions such as Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1983, and Knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 2002.

An artist with a wide range of inspirations

A lifelong admirer of popular art and folklore, he draws his inspiration from the circus, advertising, music, British popular culture with film, music and sports stars, mythical characters, children and more. The work of other artists also inspires him to create, such as David Hockney, Kurt Schwitters, Saul Steinberg, Courbet, Kenneth Noland, Patrick Caulfied and Jasper Johns.

Works with irreverent critical humour

Known to the general public through his covers of The Beatles and other artists such as The Who, Paul Weller and Oasis, Peter Blake is a prolific artist who has never wanted to be pigeonholed. His work is a varied collection of styles and media: painting, collage, sculpture, still life, watercolour, portraiture, drawing and album covers.

He wanted his art to be accessible to everyone and is very interested in the ephemera of modernity and popular culture. During the 1970s, the Ruralist Brotherhood made his work evolve. The children he depicted were now found in fairy-tale settings.

This period ended when he returned to London. On the Balcony and Self-Portrait with Badges are two major works in his career. Then, in 2012, he was commissioned to redesign the Brit Awards statuette. His work is highly regarded as a benchmark in Pop Art.

Recognising Peter Blake’s signature

Like many artists, Peter Blake did not sign all of his works. However, you will find below an example of the signatures to give you an idea. Variations of these signatures do exist, do not hesitate to contact one of our experts to formally authenticate a signature.

signature Peter Blake

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