Running SuiteSir Peter Blake CBE, RA (b1932)
A giclee print with screenprinted finish, from the portfolio “Running Suite” commissioned to commemorate 30 years of the Great North Run. Peter Blake’s mother was born in South Shields (where the race ends), so this is his link to the famous race.
The set features image of the world’s most iconic half marathon, exploring the heritage of running, the event’s human element, its international pedigree, humour and memorabilia. The majority of the images came from the Great North Run archives. This image shows a tackboard of vintage photos of participants and the course over the years including one of its most famous runners Sir Christopher Chataway who set the pace for Roger Bannister’s sub four minute mile and later served as a government minister. It also centres on the crest of South Shields.
Each print is signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 75 and has come straight from the folio box, never framed.
Measurements: 42 x 35 cm sheet size
Condition: Never framed, excellent condition.
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