The Day the Apes Escaped, Paris Suite, screen print by Peter Blake
Price is for the print unframed
Image Size: 217 mm X 380 mm
Paper Size: 371 mm X 545 mm
Edition Size: 70100
Paris- The Day The Apes Escaped signed limited edition silkscreen print by British pop artist Sir Peter Blake.
All of the collaged elements are illustrations from a book in Blake’s collection about the meeting between Dr. Livingstone (British missionary and explorer in central Africa) and HM Stanley in 1873. The various ape-outrages that are taking place are all illustrations from the adventures of Livingstone and Stanley. The cool-looking character relaxing with a shot gun is most likely Livingstone himself. Even though the apes are wreaking violent havoc, Blake manages to retain the charmingly comedic idea of transposing the adventures of these two great explorers from the African jungle to the civil urbanity of Paris, as exemplified by the nannies with charges walking calmly by the pond with no concern for the antics of the apes.
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