‘Craigie’s Canary’ is an etching with hand-coloured chine collé by acclaimed British artist Peter Blake. From a limited edition of 50, the pprint is signed adn numbered by the artist.
Godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, is one of the twentieth-century’s most prolific modern artists. Employing an astonishing array of styles and techniques, Blake’s work is nothing short of iconic: from the famous ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album cover - a meticulous collage of cult characters - to his compelling oil painting ‘Self Portrait With Badges’, Blake has developed a well-established and well-loved style over the last half a century.
Perfect for the festive season - but beautiful enough to carry through the year - ‘Craigie’s Canary’ depicts a busy mantel shelf, filled with household objects, including a model reindeer and a string of fairy lights. Blake’s hand-drawn style is stunning in its raw simplicity, giving the impression of an unfinished artist’s sketch. The piece is finished with a delicate pop of colour, as a small, yellow canary perches on a branch of pink blossoming flowers. A quietly beautiful print, ‘Craigie’s Canary’ showcases Blake at his most subtle - charming, evocative and truly captivating.