‘Wrestlers - Okinawa Red’ is a Silkscreen print by acclaimed British artist Peter Blake. From a limited edition of 50 the print is signed and 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.
His recent ‘Wrestlers’ series follows the thread that his woven its way throughout his oeuvre: depicting wrestlers through a combination of the fictional and the real, Blake transforms celebrity faces into wrestling champions, rendered beyond recognition in his distinctive, painterly style.
Within a thick, grey border, ‘Wrestlers - Okinawa Red’ depicts a woman in with long, flowing red hair, her eponymous name printed under her profile along with the Japanese Rising Sun flag, to indicate the character’s nationality. Brilliantly iconic, ‘Wrestlers - Okinawa Red’ brings Blake’s early Pop styles into the twenty-first century with unwavering success.