26 March – 21 April 2020
Pop Art gifted an explosion of colour to post-war Britain. And more than any other homegrown artist it was Peter Blake – the Godfather of British Pop Art – who transformed the glamour and pizzazz of US culture into a series of very British pictures.
Dantzig’s new exhibition is our first to be devoted exclusively to Blake.
In a series of rarely seen screen prints and lithographs we follow his career from its outset to artwork created for The Who in 2019. We show Blake’s personal obsession with Pop icons including James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, through to his dazzling interpretations on populist imagery – from a series of Union flags which sparkle with diamond dust, to vibrant renderings of the Eiffel Tower and the alphabet.
Gallery owner David Davies enthused, “you’ve gotta love Peter Blake – still making great work at the age of 87. And he still travels to his studio every day, in a red London bus.
“You can see his work on display at the Tate and the V&A, in the big Modern art galleries in Cologne and Madrid, in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. And from 26 March to 21 April you can see it here at Dantzig.
“We want to bring all the colour of British Pop Art to our gallery walls, and let Blake’s work raise a toast to everyone who steps in over our threshold.”
Dantzig’s exhibition has been put together in a collaboration with London-based CCA Galleries, who have been working with Blake since 2003.
Peter Blake runs at Dantzig Gallery, Woodstock from 26 March – 21 April 2020 with a launch party from 7pm on 26 March.
About Dantzig Gallery
We specialise in 20th Century Modern and Contemporary Art
Monday – 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday – 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
Friday – 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday – 10.30 am – 5.30 pm
Sunday – 10.00 am – 3.30 pm