Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake is a contemporary artist living and working in London. Known and celebrated for his association with the Pop Art movement and his creation of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover, Peter Blake's art encompasses painting, sculpture, collages and graphic art.

Sir Peter Blake is a contemporary artist living and working in London. Known and celebrated for his association with the Pop Art movement and his creation of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover, Peter Blake's art encompasses painting, sculpture, collages and graphic art.

Blake studied at the Gravesend School of Art before attending the Royal College of Art. During Blake’s long career, he has exhibited extensively and has explored various styles and subjects, focusing primarily on themes of idolatry and stardom. In the 1950s he travelled across Europe and studied folk art, which informed a change in style, from classical naturalistic oil paintings to collages containing movie stars, musicians, and pin up girls. In 1969, Blake moved to Somerset and became a founding member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists. This group of artists moved away from both urban life and the ‘new media’ of the 1960s and 1970s, opting instead for traditional skills like painting.

 

Deemed ‘The Godfather of Pop Art,’ Blake has created a diverse range of collages with various subject matters in popular culture such as film star posters, badges, and postcards. The artist cleverly blends modernity with our society’s infatuation with celebrity cult status and nostalgia. Blake was awarded the title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) before receiving a Knighthood in 2002 for his services to the visual arts. In addition to this great honour, he has received the Leverhulme Research Award and the John Moores Junior Award.

 

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Friendship (from Wooden Puzzle Series), 2013 (framed) by Peter Blake
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Friendship (from Wooden Puzzle Series), 2013 (framed) £1,750

Peter Blake

26.6 x 31.6 cm

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Paris - The Kiss £840

Peter Blake

37.1 x 54.5 cm

Letter T by Peter Blake
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Letter T £3,720

Peter Blake

37.5 x 52cm

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Sources of Pop Art III by Peter Blake
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Sources of Pop Art III £9,300

Peter Blake

66 x 68cm

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Brighton Series by Peter Blake
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Brighton Series £4,650

Peter Blake

21 x 28.4cm

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Sources of Pop Art IV by Peter Blake
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Sources of Pop Art IV £9,300

Peter Blake

66 x 68cm

Limited Edition of 175

Eric Clapton 24 Nights by Peter Blake
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Eric Clapton 24 Nights £4,350

Peter Blake

76 x 103cm

Limited edition of 250

The Beatles by Peter Blake
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The Beatles £660

Peter Blake

53 x 70cm

Limited edition of 500

Queens Road, Hong Kong by Peter Blake
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Queens Road, Hong Kong £2,250

Peter Blake

91 x 71cm

Limited edition of 88

Flower Street, Hong Kong by Peter Blake
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Flower Street, Hong Kong £2,250

Peter Blake

99 x 71cm

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Dancing Over Hong Kong by Peter Blake
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Dancing Over Hong Kong £1,620

Peter Blake

71 x 99cm

Limited edition of 88

Main Street, Hong Kong by Peter Blake
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Main Street, Hong Kong £1,620

Peter Blake

99 x 71cm

Limited edition of 88

HOPE by Peter Blake
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HOPE £2,700

Peter Blake

89.5 x 43.6cm

Limited edition of 100

Homage to Rauschenberg (Portfolio Set) by Peter Blake
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Homage to Rauschenberg (Portfolio Set) £15,300

Peter Blake

70 x 86cm

Limited edition of 125

Appropriated Alphabets (Portfolio Set) by Peter Blake
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Appropriated Alphabets (Portfolio Set) £10,350

Peter Blake

45.5 x 46.1cm

Limited edition of 100

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Peter Blake Facts

Blake loves visiting junk shops, fairgrounds and markets.

We love how Blake infuses popular culture into his collages and his approach to bright colour and stylistic changes.

Blake was featured in Ken Russell's seminal 1962 documentary film 'Pop Goes the Easel'.

Blake designed labels for the famous whiskey brand Macallan.

Blake created a poster for the Evening Standard in March 2020 to spread hope in the early days of the COVID lockdown.

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ARTIST FEATURE: PETER BLAKE If you’re a fan of Pop Art or familiar with the art movement, then there’s a good chance you’ll have stumbled across the name Sir Peter Blake CBE. Born in the 1930s, educated at the Royal College of Art and rising to fame at the height of Pop Art in the late 1950s/early 1960s, his contribution to British art cannot be overstated.   While much of his work shines a spotlight on pop culture within the form of collage, Blake is also an accomplished painter, and is the man behind some of the most famous album artwork ...

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