23 June to 7 October 2012
Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex, is delighted to present a major exhibition to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Godfather of Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake (b. 1932) featuring key paintings, collages and prints from across the artist’s career inspired by his lifelong love of music, alongside his iconic artwork for album covers such as Paul Weller’s Stanley Road and The
Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band.
This exhibition draws on the extensive collection of British Pop Art at Pallant House Gallery and will feature loans from public and private collections across the UK. It will be a celebration of one of Britain's most popular artists during the London Olympics in his 80th year.
Sir Peter Blake has been closely linked with pop music since
the 1950s. Not only has he painted images inspired by his
musical heroes such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles and
Sammy Davis Junior but he has worked closely with
musicians and bands including Oasis, The Who and Eric
Clapton to create some of the most recognisable album
covers of the last 50 years.
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