Peter Blake

Pretty Boy Michaelangelo

Pretty Boy Michaelangelo by Peter Blake

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Nostalgia is an unusual emotion to be associated with something as aggressively twentieth-century as Pop Art, and certainly in critical terms the word tends to be perjorative. However, Peter Blake accepts the charge that he is nostalgic, but for him it stands as a synonym for affection, rather than a melancholic recollection. His subject matter ranges from pop singers, wrestlers, movie stars etc. yet these images undergo a transformation, they become part of his world, without entirely losing the flavour of their origins. (Andy & Friends, 1999)

Title
Pretty Boy Michaelangelo
Artist/creator
Production date
1972
Medium
screenprint
Dimensions
457 x 298 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/5
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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