- Edition Size: 100
- Image Size: 451 x 301mm
- Paper Size: 600 x 460mm
- Published: 2016
Union Flag (small)- signed limited edition silkscreen print with glitter by Peter Blake.
Following the huge success of Union Flag and Union Flag (Greyscale) earlier this year Blake has created a smaller version of the glitter edition.
Blake’s union flag motif continues the artist’s love affair with flags generally (they have regularly featured in his work since the 1960s) and, of course, with his country.
In recent years Blake has explored patriotism in various works including England Forever, Hope and Love,Britannia and 24 Flags.
‘I am very patriotic and I love the Union Flag; the sense of history it gives, the union between four great countries that it represents. Over the years I have used printmaking to explore and experiment with the flag in various ways; making large-scale digital prints from Union Flag badges (sewn or enamel) or illustrations that I have collected. The new works are not based on ‘found’ images of the flag. I wanted to use the variety of hand-applied finishes available when you make a silkscreen, to play with the colours and textures of this simple geometric pattern that is so familiar to us. The prints also celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday.”