|Medium:||Silkscreen in 26 colours on Somerset tub sized 310gsm|
|Artist:||Sir Peter Blake RA|
|Signed By:||Sir Peter Blake RA & Chris Gabrin In Pencil|
|Edition:||350 World Wide|
|Condition:||New - mint condition|
Design and artwork Sir Peter Blake with Chris Gabrin.
Photography Chris Gabrin
Photography Chris Gabrin
Limited edition fine art print
Silkscreen in 26 colours on Somerset tub sized 310gsm
Printed by Coriander Studios, London
Signed and numbered by the Sir Peter Blake
Print size 28" x 27", Image size 20" x 20"
Edition size 350
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Chris Gabrin talks about ‘All New Boots and Panties’
“I first met Ian Dury in 1973 when his band “Kilburn and the Highroads” were playing the pub circuit and immediately was impressed by Ian Dury's talent, wit and style. We became friends and when Ian Dury signed to Stiff Records in 1977 he called and asked me to take some pictures for his album sleeve (untitled at the time). There was no particular theme in mind and we started with some uninspiring shots outside his flat in The Oval in South London. Ian Dury had his son, Baxter, with him and suggested we went to a shop he knew, Axfords in Victoria, which Sir Peter Blake had introduced him to. I only shot 24 exposures and Baxter was in just four of them. As soon as the films were developed Ian Dury came round and we immediately chose the same shot. We were so excited by the picture that we went straight into my darkroom and made the first print. The album title ‘New Boots And Panties’ was subsequently coined by Ian Dury.
After Ian’s death in 2000, a tribute album was released, a re-recording of ‘New Boots’ by guest artists under the title of “Brand New Boots And Panties”. Sir Peter Blake did a painting of Ian Dury for the front cover and requested that we use my photo on the back of the sleeve. Rob Smeaton of Rockoptic, an old friend from my art college days, was working with Sir Peter Blake on publishing limited edition prints of his work and came up with the brainwave of a joint artwork combining the two images.
Working with Sir Peter Blake was one of the highlights of my life. This unforgettable experience, however, was tempered with sadness over the loss of Ian Dury.
The subsequent artwork, ‘All New Boots And Panties’, which we created with the aid of Brad Faine, Peter’s long-time printmaker is a both a tribute and a fond farewell to Ian Dury from both of us.”