Just sold this splendid print by veteran British artist Peter Blake from our current On View display in conjunction with IAP Fine Art. A silkscreen on paper with glazes and diamond dust it is no.147 from the edition of 175.
This is a clever work - it references Warhol (Marilyn and the use of diamond dust), the iconic 'Black Square painting by Malevich (1915), while the composition recalls the abstractions of Rothko.
Presented in a hand finished box frame using conservation grade materials, the poplar wood was hand painted in Paean Black from Farrow & Ball. This particular colour is not black, rather a very deep purple. It preserves the intensity of the black square in the print composition and picks up on the band of purple above it.