The work of William Blanchard aka Wildcat Will is that of simplicity, ambiguity and also at first glance of a lackadaisical carefree concern, however, on closer inspection is actually purposeful without thought and an essential asset to the very nature of his work; an antidote to the buttoned-up, ’shiny facade’ of the corporation that the artist and art world has become and is so fascinated and entranced with.
The influences in Blanchard’s work abound and are easily identifiable from the POP Art movement, from Paolozzi, Jasper Johns, Indiana, Rauschenberg, Peter Blake, Hamilton, Tilson, Peter Philips, Wesselmann, Oldenburg to Bermann, Cornell and Schwitters. The fact that they are so abundant and omnipresent in the work does not diminish nor detract from it, but shouts it’s brash influence and appropriation, taken and usurped as commercial reference to again comment and produce subjective sentiments on modern day, today.
WILLIAM BLANCHARD - MC5 1
Hand screen print with diamond dust and glitter, on neon orange page50x60cm - Edition of 1 In Stock : 1 - £240
WILLIAM BLANCHARD - Elvis Presley, Sex Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Original artwork, paint on corrugated Cardboard, signedFramed 30x40" - Edition of 1 £3.000
WILLIAM BLANCHARD - Johnny Rotten on Union Jack Flag
Paint on Union Jack Flag - Framedxcm - Edition of 1 1.000
WILLIAM BLANCHARD - The Who
Screen print on painted wood – White framexcm - Edition of 1 £800
WILLIAM BLANCHARD - The Who multiple targets
Screen print on collage – White framexcm - Edition of 1 £800
WILLIAM BLANCHARD - Led Zeppelin on silver foil
Screenprint on silver foilframed black ornate xcm - Edition of 1 £950
WILLIAM BLANCHARD - The Velvet Underground on aluminium framed
Screenprint on aluminium foilframed xcm - Edition of 1 £900