The artist Peter Saville has enjoyed enormous success as the designer of striking and at times controversial album covers for bands like Joy Division and Pulp. One of the few graphic designers to become a household name, Saville has gone on to be recognized as a successful artist and maker of editions and multiples. As a founding member of Factory Records in Manchester, Saville has remained uniquely connected to his hometown and even… Read more
About the artwork
This work sees Saville revisiting the well-known 19th century painting Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer, originally commissioned to hang in the Palace of Westminster in London. Basing his design on Sir Peter Blake's own interpretation of the famous painting, Saville lightheartedly sings off his limited edition print with "After After Monarch Of The Glen"—a double appropriation which he later turned into a large-scale tapestry in collaboration with Dovecot Studios Edinburgh.