Rose Blake - Egg and Spoon

Rose Blake

Rough Trade Books, ISBN 9781914236181,
Pb, 28 pgs, 14 x 21cm
Acqn. 32413
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In Egg and Spoon, the artist and illustrator Rose Blake tells the story of a childhood fuelled on art and creativity, infused with travel and steeled by the more quotidian aspects of family life growing up with the artist Peter Blake. Surrounded by a cast of originals and eccentrics and taking in backdrops such as London, L.A. and Paris, Blake creates poetic snapshots of a family, with the joys of a life dedicated to art and the inevitable fragilities and poignancy of age and, pertinently, ill health. The effect is that of a literary photo album, with all the charm and character and emotional intensity those documents communicate.