Frieze 2017

Peter Blake bags a pair of Steinbergs at Frieze Masters

Artist adores the work of the New Yorker cartoonist

Peter Blake is a Saul Steinberg buff David Owens

The UK artist Peter Blake, whose home and studio have been recreated on Waddington Custot’s stand at Frieze Masters, has bought two sculptural works by the late Romanian-born US artist Saul Steinberg from Pace Gallery at the fair. In an interview for The Art Newspaper Weekly podcast, released today, Blake says: “Pace gallery have put on a great Steinberg show and we collect Steinberg a little bit; we’ve got a couple of original Steinbergs.” The artist told Pace that “he wanted to come to [the] booth every day this week” to see the works by the cartoonist, who is best known for his illustrations for the New Yorker magazine.

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Appeared in The Art Newspaper, 294 October 2017