What a weekend, the sun is shining, Sir Peter Blake rolls into town on his amazing double decker Art Bus and not only brings along the first copies of his highly anticipated new book ‘One Man Show’ but also surprises us with the release of the 7th Sources of Pop print.
On Saturday 9th May 2009 Sir Peter Blake rode into town on what can only be described as one of the most striking double decker buses you will ever see. The custom made bus is adorned with original artwork by Sir Peter Blake and features a fully fitted gallery and balcony on the top deck and a luxurious seating area on the lower with state of the art plasma screens.
Lucky collectors and admirers of Sir Peter Blake got a first glimpse of his book ‘One Man Show’ and to meet the man himself on the bus and enjoy a glass of champagne in his company.
What was not expected on the day was the amazing release of the 7th Sources of Pop signed limited edition print. The Sources of Pop series have been some of Sir Peter Blake’s most sort after prints and this special piece incorporating designs from the previous six prints has proven to be just as popular with the vast majority of the limited edition selling out on the day.
The book has also been released in a beautiful signed limited edition of 100 which includes a stunning signed and numbered limited edition silkscreen entitled ‘Roxy 2’
artrepublic were very lucky to have the first exclusive allocation of the unlimited book for their customers before going out on general sale on the 27th May 09 and they snapped up every copy we had before the day was out.
After a long day of meeting fans young and old (including his youngest fan to date, five day old Betty Thompson) Sir Peter and his team boarded the bus heading back to Chiswick. Peter and Chrissy Blake would like to thank everyone who managed to make it along for this event and hope to bring the bus back to Brighton some time soon.
View a video about the Art Bus on the Guardian website