Peter Blake The Masked Zebra Kid 1965

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Artwork details

Artist
Peter Blake born 1932
Title
The Masked Zebra Kid
Date 1965
Medium Acrylic paint, enamel paint, printed paper and ink on paper on wood
Dimensions Support: 552 x 267 x 38 mm
frame: 700 x 398 x 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1974
Reference
T01877
Not on display

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Blake was one of the leaders of British Pop Art, a movement which celebrated contemporary popular culture. This is one of a series of collages he made during the 1960s with pin-up photos, posters and other ephemeral images. Blake has long been a fan of wrestling and had been to watch an American wrestler called the Masked Zebra Kid fight several times. The autograph of the wrestler in the centre of the painting is surrounded by photographs taken from a fan magazine.

September 2004

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