Quentin Blake: An Anthology of Readers

Date(s) - 29/11/2019 - 24/12/2019
All Day

Shapero Rare Books


Shapero Rare Books is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by Sir Quentin Blake. Opening on the 29 November 2019, An Anthology of Readers is comprised of seventy-two pen, ink & watercolour drawings, all of which affectionately caricature people who love books.

Famous for his work with Roald Dahl — he provided the illustrations for The incredible Mr Fox, Matilda, The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, amongst others — An Anthology follows a highly-acclaimed presentation of Blake’s work at Hastings Contemporary in the summer.

The artworks, in various formats, are executed in the artist’s trademark style, which Melanie McDonagh, writing in The Daily Telegraph, described as ‘anarchic, moral, infinitely subversive, sometimes vicious, socially acute [and] sparse’.

Prints of four of the original artworks, each in a limited edition of 25, will also be available, and to mark the exhibition, Shapero Rare Books have produced a fully-illustrated book. Limited to 100 copies, the book will also include a print signed by the artist himself.

To read a recent interview between our Digital Content Manager, Oliver Bayliss and Sir Quentin please click here.

Discussing his life in art, the positions that readers get into and of course Roald Dahl, his answers are as wonderful and thoughtful as the drawings themselves.