Peter Blake, Ways of Making (2019). London Original Print Fair, London, 25-28 April. From £600 upwards. Photo courtesy of the London Original Print Fair
When Peter Blake visited an art school recently, he was shocked to see students all working at computers. “Nobody was drawing or painting,” he says. It sparked a new project, Ways of Making, a collaboration between the British artist and Worton Hall Studios with the aim of, in Blake’s words, “covering all the different ways of working in an age where some of them are dying out”. For the project, Blake will recreate the same image in every known medium: over 50 processes from lithographs and etching to sculpture and 3D printing. The original image, a photograph of primroses in a bowl, is inspired by a line from Dylan Thomas’s “Under Milk Wood”—”From a finger bowl, a primrose grew.” The fruits of this exploration of edition making in all its forms will be unveiled at the London Original Print Fair.