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Quentin Blake (b.1932)
The Only Way to Travel #4
2017

Pen, ink, watercolour paper, signed.
370 x 500mm

Alternative artwork for 'The Only Way to Travel', an exhibition held at Jerwood Gallery (now Hastings Contemporary) in 2017, which explored challenging issues from mental health to the refugee crisis. 'The Only Way to Travel' featured extraordinary beasts, machines and narrative scenes, touching on themes of dislocation, loneliness and depression.

Speaking about the title of the exhibition, Quentin said: ‘I chose the title because it gives me the opportunity of doing a number of different kinds of pictures on related themes. Many are comic fantasy, some are more decorative and others have a suggestion of metaphorical significance, which allows me to explore human situations and feelings. I thought also that the idea of ways of travelling was something that almost anyone of any age might relate to, and help to lead them into the pictures’.


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