Peter Blake

Under Milk Wood: de luxe edition


Dimensions: 420 x 320mm
Medium: Artist’s Book
Format: Hand-bound, placed in a solander box
Edition size: 75
Date: 2013

Internationally acclaimed for its eccentricity and widely admired for its lovelorn lyricism, Dylan Thomas’s groundbreaking 1954 ‘play for voices’, Under Milk Wood, has long echoed in the imagination of the founding father of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake. An obsession that has spanned almost thirty years, this ‘greenleaved sermon on the innocence of men’ has filled the spaces of Blake’s studio, played and replayed on broadcast recordings, and prompted several pilgrimages to Thomas’s creative refuge at Laugharne, Carmarthenshire.

Revealed here for the very first time with the definitive play text are the ‘dismays and rainbows’ of this great artist’s richly detailed sequences of 110 watercolours, pencil portraits and collages, comprising one of his most distinctive and significant single bodies of work. This signed limited edition of 75 copies are each hand-bound and housed in a solander box with the loose leaf signed and numbered print, The Sailors’ Arms, (pictured).

The Sailors' Arms

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