Tate Gallery Retrospective
Scarce 1983 Exhibition Catalogue
Hand Signed and Dedicated by Peter Blake
This uncommon softcover catalogue with stiff wraps from the FIRST major retrospective of Peter Blake's work at the Tate remains today one of the best references on this towering figure in the British Pop Art movement.
It is especially valuable and collectible because it is hand signed by Blake and dedicated "to Barbara".
The Catalogue Foreword is by Alan Bowness, director of the Tate. It is followed by a photographically illustrated biographical chronology of the artist. The main essay is by Michael Compton, author of the definitive book on Pop Art of the Sixties. Other essays are by Nicholas Usherwood and Robert Melville.
There are 31 superb color plates - of many of the works that are so familiar to the public (like the classic "Babe Rainbow".) This is followed by a catalogue of all 234 works in the retrospective, along with several black and white thumbnail illustrations. At the end is a lengthy Bibliography.
This volume measures approx. 8.25 square inches and has 136 pages. There is some shelfwear and agewear and use to the cover (front and back), i.e. scuffing/scratching, but it is otherwise in very good condition.
Personally hand signed and dedicated by Peter Blake in his inimitable signature. Unconditionally guaranteed authentic in every way!!!
An increasingly scarce and collectible piece of pop art ephemera and a must have for true fans, collectors and dealers of the works of Peter Blake.
Makes a superb gift. Buy now before the holidays!