ONLY ONE AVAILABLE
This limited edition silkscreen by Sir Peter Blake is countersigned by Paul Weller and is our very last copy from the edition, published in 2002. The original and bespoke nature of this screenprint is clear when you see it up close. Peter Blake reconsidered the original artwork's scale and treatment, and esteemed printmaker Brad Faine was involved from the start. The screenprint expertise in evidence is a result of that close collaboration, with extraordinary finishes applied to different areas of the print. The album Stanley Road will always be something special, musically and visually. Peter told us how he and Paul Weller worked closely on the idea for the visual; Paul provided a list of preferred subjects for the collage elements, which he and Peter then deliberated over. Some ideas were put aside, some kept, some discovered. George Best replaced a different footballer from the original visual gallery. Peter had a definitive image of John Lennon. The family photos and mod shots are personal reflections. The double-take of Paul as a lad holding Paul as a contemporary is classic Peter Blake imagery, caught by the juxtaposition of photograph and portrait. In reference to album track Broken Stones, Paul told Watch Magazine, "it's got a great feel about it. I think it really connects with people. They relate to it for their own reasons but it has a universal feel about it." On the song, Wings Of Speed, he recalled, "The song was inspired by a painting called The Lady Of Shallot by John Waterhouse, which I saw at The Tate". We can see all of this now in the Stanley Road album artwork. The elements that influenced the music become the components of the collage. Paul and Peter worked in the most complementary way possible. "It's about using your influences and taking them elsewhere" says Paul. Paul Weller received a print from the edition with a personal dedication attached from Peter Blake. This last remaining screenprint of Stanley Road is an opportunity to own part of that illuminating collaboration. It was printed by the renowned Coriander Studios in London, in 26 colours on a weighty Velin Arches paper, before being signed and numbered by Sir Peter Blake and countersigned by Paul Weller. WE HAVE ONLY ONE COPY LEFT.
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