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SIR PETER BLAKE, R.A. | GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of the Late Bryan Morrison

SIR PETER BLAKE, R.A. | GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

SIR PETER BLAKE, R.A. | GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

SIR PETER BLAKE, R.A.

b.1932

GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATER


signed, titled, dated Nov 1963 and inscribed

pencil, watercolour, ink, gouache, acrylic and collage on paper

33 by 25.5cm.; 13 by 10in.

The sheet is attached to the mount with tabs of adhesive tape at the corners and at intervals to the extreme edges but is not laid down. The sheet undulates slightly in places, in keeping with the Artist's working methods and materials. There is creasing to the work in places. There is very slight lifting to the '60' collage element; otherwise, the collaged elements appear intact and secure. There are one or two tiny elements of lifting to the foliage in the background with possible tiny flecks of loss. There are some speckles of minor and historic loss at and around the female figure's shoes with possible more minor instances elsewhere including to the ground and the red pigment in the upper left. There are one or two instances of light rubbing to the surface, including to the male figure's knees. There is a faint scuff to the centre of the lower edge with an associated very minor tear. There are a few small instances of staining and a small number of flecks of foxing in places. There is light surface dirt and faint handling marks towards the edges. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.


The work is floated and held behind glass in a stained wooden frame.


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"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Waddington Galleries, London, where acquired by the late owner by the early 1980s

Anon., Sunday Times Colour Magazine, 15th November 1964, illustrated.

Bristol, City Art Gallery, Peter Blake, 17th November – 13th December 1969, cat. no.96, p.36 (where lent by the Artist);

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Peter Blake, 28th September – 18th November 1973, cat. no.30, with British Council tour to Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem; and Baden-Baden (details untraced);

Hamburg, Kunstverein, Peter Blake, 8th December 1973 - 27th January 1974, cat. no.29, illustrated;

Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj, Eduardo Paolozzi, 20th May - 4th July 1976, cat. no.2 (where lent by the Artist);

London, Waddington and Tooth Galleries, Peter Blake: Souvenirs and Samples, 26th April - 21st May 1977, cat. no.49;

London, Tate, Peter Blake, 9th February – 20th March 1983, cat. no.221, illustrated p.124;

Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Peter Blake: Retrospektive, 22nd April - 12th June 1983, cat. no.169, p.140 (where lent by Waddington Galleries). 

We are grateful to the Artist for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.