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Peter Blake – sculpture

10 November – 19 December 2003
The London Institute Gallery

Following his hugely popular Commercial Art exhibition at the London Institute Gallery earlier this year, Prof. Sir Peter Blake RA, CBE, one of the inspirational figures in the Pop movement of the 1960s, will be showing his own sculpture, alongside his favourite found objects, 3-dimensional work by invited fellow artists and pieces from his own collection, at the LIG this Autumn. The exhibition at will be the first to feature Sir Peter’s sculpture.
The selected works will include two shrines to Elvis Presley – one in the form of a garden shed, the other in black and white. Peter Blake’s first sculptures in bronze will also be on show including some works that were recently seen at the Royal Academy Summer Show. New material includes still life sculptural assemblages whilst early work is featured from the 1960s including ‘Crazy Said Snow White,’ ‘A Man Selling Musical Instruments to Members of Minority Groups,’ ‘Family Meeting a Leopard on a Japanese Bridge’ and ‘Man Meeting a Tiger on a Japanese Bridge.’ More recent work includes ‘A Parade for Saul Steinberg’ and ‘Big Bird She Comes.’
Peter Blake has also invited other leading contemporary artists to contribute a work to the show and it is hoped that these will include pieces by Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Sarah Lucas, Antony Caro, Clive Baker, Gavin Turk, Marc Quinn, Barry Flannigan, and David Nash.
Sir Peter’s selection, and works from friends, will appear alongside award-winning work from a competition the artist has set for students currently studying at the London Institute’s five Colleges – Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Printing and London College of Fashion. The students’ fine art, across all media, will be created in response to Sir Peter’s selected theme, ‘Circus,’ an area of interest he himself has returned to regularly.

Sir Peter, who is 71 this year, studied at Gravesend School of Art before being accepted into the Royal College of Art in London. Graduating in 1956, having completed his National Service, his subsequent travels provided inspiration. In 1962, Sir Peter was featured in Ken Russell’s key film Pop goes the Easel which was screened on BBC TV, his first solo show followed the next year. Sir Peter has taught at many art schools during his career including the then St Martins (now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) during the 1960s. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1981, curating the annual summer show in 2001.
His work extends across a diverse range of media including watercolour, drawings, prints, collage, to painting, and sculpture, although there have been few opportunities to view his sculpture in the UK before.
Solo exhibitions of the artist’s work have been mounted at some of the world’s key galleries as well as appearing in many public collections including that of the Arts Council England, Museum Moderner Kunst (Vienna), Tate Gallery (London), Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Thyssen-Bornemisza.

The final list for guest work appearing in the show appears below:
Bill Woodrow
Frances Pritchard
Don Brown
Angus Fairhurst
Mark Wallinger
Barry Flanagan
Bill Turnbull
Colin Self
John Dunbar
Gavin Turk
Tim Noble and Sue Webster
Georgie Hopton

• plus Peter Blake Sculpture Prize for students

• 10 November – 19 December 2003

• The London Institute Gallery, Davies Street, W1K 5DA

Tel: 020 7514 8083
Open Monday – Friday
1000 – 2000 hrs (Closed Bank Holidays)
Admission free.
Nearest tube: Bond Street

The London Institute brings together five of the most famous art and design Colleges in the world: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Fashion and the London College of Printing. The Institute is the world’s largest centre for art, design and communication education.


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