Bluecoat Display Centre Presents
‘Sunflowers Collection’ by Peter Layton
Showcased at the Bluecoat Display Centre from 6th – 23rd September 2017
The National Gallery Company and Peter Layton launch the Van Gogh Sunflowers series in celebration of Peter’s 80th Birthday. Hand-blown in Peter Layton’s studio, this sumptuous range is the glass artist’s personal interpretation of what he considered to be the essence of the original.
Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is among the most iconic paintings in the world and Peter Layton’s new Sunflowers series is the third successful collaboration with the National Gallery Company. Each piece is unique, signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Peter Layton has been at the forefront of British glassblowing since the 1970’s and in the last 40 years scores of talented glassmakers have worked under his tutelage, producing successful collaborative projects and individual works of glass art. Peter has previously designed two ranges for the National Gallery, Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield,with Cypresses and Monet’s The Water- Lily Pond.
Judith Mather, Buying and Merchandise Director, National Gallery Company commented, “We are very happy to be working with Peter Layton in his 80th year for this beautiful new range inspired by one of the most recognisable paintings in the collection”
Peter Layton commented, “I regard Van Gogh as one of the greatest painters of all time, so being asked by the National Gallery to interpret in glass, his Sunflowers, one of the worlds most iconic paintings, has been both enormously challenging and extremely rewarding. To also have the opportunity to exhibit this new Sunflower series at the National Gallery is a source of great pleasure for me”