Feb 08, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
Credited to being the founder of British Pop, Peter Blake’s art emerged in the late `50s with the aim to make art accessible.
“I wanted to make art the visual equivalent of pop music.”
The recently knighted Blake is one of the worlds best known British artists, working in a wide range of mediums from collage, sculpture, printmaking through to commercial art, including the one graphic he’s most well known for – The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s album cover in 1967. Much of his work is inspired by icons and popular culture and continues to be shown in major collections world wide.
To get a glimpse into the world of Peter Blake’s artistry, head over to POP – an exhibition showcasing a collection of rare prints and canvases in London’s Hang-Up gallery from September 7 through October 27.
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