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Blake: ‘But isn’t it old!’ Tweedledum cried (custom print)
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          ‘But isn’t it old!’ Tweedledum cried, 1970,
          Artist
          Peter Blake
          Product code
          petbla1606
          Artwork code
          p04041
          Artist code
          763
          Screenprint on paper 24.4 x 18.1 cm © Peter Blake / DACS 2015

          This is one of a series of screenprints Blake made to illustrate Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. It was made while Blake was in his Ruralist phase, living near Bath. This print describes Alice’s encounter with the twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum and the latter’s tantrum over an old rattle.

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          Artist details

          One of the leading figures in British pop art, Peter Blake is known for his urban realist subjects. Born in Dartford in 1932, he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art in 1956. Remaining in the city for more than a decade, Blake was at the cultural centre of vibrant 1960s London. His work fuses high art and popular culture, referencing historical artworks, weekly magazines, children’s stories, movie stars and musicians. His output is famously broad ranging and includes painting, graphic design, collage, book illustration, sculpture and printing. He was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain in 1983.

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