‘Thor the Enforcer’ is a signed silkscreen print with glazes by Peter Blake from a limited edition of 75.
This image of ‘thor’ shows a bearded man with a crooked face in a top hat and leather jacket staring at you with piercing eyes from a dark background.
As a long term fan of wrestling, this signed limited edition from Peter Blake is a very personal piece. He says of his work;
'I loved it immediately. I loved the theatre, the fantasy and the idea of good versus evil. I was once asked what I would do if I hadn't been a painter, and after deep thought I decided I would have been a professional wrestler. My wrestlers are fictitious portraits; fictitious wrestlers- they all have different names.'
Peter Blake painted his first series of wrestlers in 1961, inventing each wrestler a heroic personal history. This image is from a new series created by Peter Blake for an Autumn 2015 exhibition ‘Portraits and People’.