Peter Blake
Tuesday 1961

Artwork details

Peter Blake born 1932
Date 1961
Medium Enamel paint, wood, plastic and printed paper on board
Dimensions Support: 476 x 267 x 38 mm
Acquisition Presented by E.J. Power through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1974

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This painting is named after Tuesday Weld, a young screen actress who began her career in the early 1960s and became one of the sex symbols of the day. Blake selected her as the subject of this painting because of her unusual first name. Two photographs of her are included at the top of the painting. The three bands of colour in the lower section of the work can be seen as alluding to the contemporary hard edge abstract painting of such artists as Albers, Kelly and Noland.

September 2004

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