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Alphabets

BLAKE Peter (2010)

£4500.00 

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Signed Limited Edition. One of 600 signed by Peter Blake. This copy not numbered. Text by Mel Gooding. This copy additionally signed by Mel Gooding. Nottingham: D3 Editions, 

Sir Peter Blake is a British artist probably best known for the 1967 album cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. His work in the 1950s and 1960s brought him to the fore of the British pop art movement. Significant early works include On the Balcony (1955-57) and The First Real Target (1961). Blake’s love of letters and collecting come together in this work to illustrate the 18 unique alphabets he has produced, some of them previously unpublished.

Mel Gooding, the author of the text, is an art critic, writer, and exhibition curator. He signed this copy of Alphabets which Cockram acquired in sheets directly from the publisher. It may well be the only copy of Alphabets signed by both Peter Blake and Mel Gooding.

Double board, double hollow Bradel binding. Goat skin covering spine and all edges. Spine overlaid with hand-dyed Scrabble board. Boards covered in hand-colored linocuts, collage, and inclusions, notably a 23.5 carat gold-covered letter E. Endpapers are linocuts on hand-colored paper. Bound by Mark Cockram in 2014. 24.8 x 30.2cm.

Stock Code: 227579