Last night artrepublic was honoured to be at the grand private opening of ‘Llareggub: Peter Blake Illustrates Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood’ at the National Museum Cardiff. artrepublic’s director, Lawrence Alkin, described the exhibition of Peter Blake’s illustrations as “absolutely stunning”.
The exhibition is a culmination of 28 years worth of loving study into Dylan Thomas’s BBC radio play ‘Under Milk Wood’ by Pop Art legend Sir Peter Blake. It features 170 visual interpretations of the poetic masterpiece, including incredible drawings, beautiful watercolours, mixed media works and even photographs that Blake took in Laugharne in the 1970s.
Yesterday’s opening is part of the launch of a year-long series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’s birth. The exhibition has attracted considerable press attention, featuring in The Telegraph, The Times, Wales Online and The Guardian. A fantastic interview with Peter Blake about the Under Milk Wood project was aired on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Front Row’ last night.
This incredible exhibition cements Peter Blake’s position as the grandee of British culture. Don’t miss it!