Pentangle Sweet Child



Medium: Silkscreen in 10 colours on 400gsm Arches paper, using special glitter inks
Artist: Sir Peter Blake RA
Date: 2002
Signed By: Sir Peter Blake
Edition: 100 World Wide
Atelier: Printed by Coriander Studios, London
Dimensions: Print size 27" x 26" Image size 19" x 19"
Condition: Mint

Very Limited Number Also Signed By John Renborne


Sir Peter Blake’s Pentangle is based on the album cover Peter Blake created for the folk group’s Sweet Child Album in 1968.
Completed in September 2002 the print is a celebration of the exquisite talent of Peter Blake and the famous folk group.
Formed in 1967, 'The Pentangle' was inspired by 'Bert and John', a collaborative album by folk musicians Bert Jansch and John Renbourn.
Vocalist Jacqui McShee, an established figure on the traditional circuit, who had been working with John for a year and had appeared on his album 'Another Monday' then joined. The lineup was completed by Danny Thompson and Terry Cox (drums), both of Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, in a quintet which would also embrace blues and jazz forms.
Their respective talents were expertly captured on The Pentangle, where the delicate acoustic interplay between Jansch and Renbourn was brilliantly underscored by Thompson's sympathetic support and McShee's soaring intonation.
Stylish original material balanced songs pulled from folk's heritage ('Let No Man Steal Your Thyme', 'Brunton Town'), while the inclusion of the Staple Singers 'Hear My Call' confirmed the group's eclectism.
This feature was expanded on the double-set Sweet Child, which included two compositions by jazz bassist Charles Mingus, 'Haitian Fight Song' and 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat'. The unit enjoyed considerable commercial success with Basket Of Light, which included 'Light Flight', the theme song to the UK television series, Take Three Girls.
The group commissioned Sir Peter for the album cover and he worked with them to develop the Pentangle theme.
The album cover achieved great acclaim and its new incarnation as a famous piece of folk art on the 1960’s will be sought after by collectors worldwide.


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