The Butterfly Man in Tunis-Homage to Damien Hirst

The Butterfly Man in Tunis-Homage to Damien Hirst


Edition Size: 100

Image Size: 580 x 680mm

Paper Size: 750 x 830mm

Published: 2011

The Butterflty Man in Tunis signed limited edition silkscreen print by Sir Peter Blake, from his Homage to Damien HIrst series. These five silkscreen prints are a continuation of Blake’s Butterfly Man motif: a character who recurs in several of his collage series (Venice Suite, World Tour, Paris Quartet) as well as a tribute to his friend and inspiration Damien Hirst,

‘Damien Hirst has used butterflies a lot in his work, and it was pointed out that ‘the butterfly man’ owes more than a little to his work, so I was happy to dedicate him in homage to Damien. I am an enormous admirer of Damien’s work.’

In the series Blake once again makes use of retro postcard images as backdrops to his collage of the butterfly man, dozens of butterflies and an assortment of eclectic characters from the miscellaneous print paraphernalia that he has hoarded over the years. The butterfly man’s travels continue on the North Africa, where he releases his multitude of larger than life butterflies in the souk at Tunis.

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