‘A Rose is a Rose is a Rose’ – A signed, limited edition silkscreen print by Sir Peter Blake, available only as a set and presented in an archival box.
‘A Rose is a Rose is a Rose’ consists of three stunning silkscreen prints with glazes; each print takes on the subject of a rose in a different direction exerting Blake's signature watercolour, collage, and pop art styles. All three prints are beautifully presented together in a rich petrol blue archival box with title page and colophon.
The sentence 'Rose is a rose is a rose' was written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem 'Sacred Emily', which appeared in the 1922 book 'Geography and Plays'. In the poem, it references that the first 'Rose' is the name of a person. As one of her most famous quotations, Stein later used variations of the quote in her other writing and it is often interpreted as a means to say 'things are what they are'.
Having always liked the quote and having named his own daughter Rose, Blake took joy in developing these prints in an instinctive direction, evolving the meaning of the quote from a statement of the law of identity to an artistic translation using print media to create three exquisite silkscreens.