‘Wrestlers (2015): Thor the Enforcer’ – A signed, limited edition silkscreen print by Sir Peter Blake.
As a wrestling fan since childhood, Blake began depicting his first series of wrestlers in 1961 using publicity shots from sports magazines and gave each an invented heroic personal history. His interest has continued throughout his career, and as a result they feature as a common theme in his broad portfolio of work. In his Wrestlers series, each fictitious character was taken from works created for Blake's exhibition 'Portraits and People' in Autumn 2015.
“I loved it immediately. I loved the theatre, the fantasy and the idea of good versus evil. I was once asked what I would do if I hadn't been a painter, and after deep thought I decided I would have been a professional wrestler. My wrestlers are fictitious portraits; fictitious wrestlers- they all have different names.” – Sir Peter Blake
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