Kamikaze by Peter Blake

This painting of a wrestler is from an ongoing series by the British Pop artist.

Details

Medium:
Cryla & collage on board
Dimensions:
78.74 x 48.26 x 6.35 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £215,000)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Waddington Galleries

Kamikaze is a figure of fantasy, an imaginary masked Japanese-American wrestler. The work features signature elements inspired by popular culture and childhood nostalgia including collaged photographs, magazine images and collected objects such as a toy plane. It is a significant early work and was first shown in the seminal Robert Fraser Gallery exhibition of 1965.

Provenance

Private collection; Waddington Galleries.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

Entry details

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