'Paris Quartet' - A set of 4 limited edition silkscreen prints by Sir Peter Blake, signed and numbered by the artist. The set includes 'Birds', 'Dancing Place de la Concorde', 'Eiffel Tower' and 'Four Man Up'.
Following the success of the Venice Suite was the release of Blake's Paris Quartet which includes 'Eiffel Tower', 'Four Man Up', 'Birds', and 'Dancing, Place de la Concorde'. In the same whimsical and comedic style in which Blake evoked the canals of Venice, in the Paris Quartet he guides viewers through the city of light. Blake again creates his compositions through collage, running the full gamut from the delicate sentimentality of Eiffel Tower to the joyously absurd sight of the Opera Garnier under the weight of an ornithological overload in 'Birds'. Blake once again finds inspiration in the pages of his Larousse illustrated dictionary and animal husbandry manuals; juxtaposing the best of Parisian architecture with an eclectic selection of human figures from every conceivable ethnographical background and beautiful illustrations bird and beast. Though these images are packed full of unexpected and out of place content, Blake somehow captures the essence of Paris; that joie de vivre and spirit of bohemisnism and surrealism that pervades the air.