Details of Sir Peter Blake’s Liverpool Portfolio Released
Art2008, the Capital of Culture art-commissioning project from Liverpool has released the first pair of images from Sir Peter Blake’s new Liverpool portfolio, along with further information about the remainder of the series.
The prints feature world famous Liverpool views and are the first of 8 limited edition serigraphs that will be released for sale over the next two years.
The portfolio of prints is the first in a series of Art2008 projects involving works of art commissioned from local, national and international artists to celebrate Liverpool’s position as European Capital of Culture in 2008. Each project is designed to enable the finished works to be bought, taken home and enjoyed by members of the public, not just housed in a gallery and viewed between 10am and 5:30 pm. Each print in Sir Peter Blake’s portfolio will be available in a limited edition of 350 screen-prints, signed and numbered by the artist.
Talking about the prints, Sir Peter, who created the iconic cover for The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band album, said “I was inspired by the memory of the posters I would see when I was a young boy, advertising trips to the seaside. Those images have remained with me for all those years. I hope that these new prints will do the same when people think of Liverpool.