Sir Peter Blake at his latest exhibition at GXgallery in South London. Since becoming one of the leading figures in the UK pop art scene in the 50s Sir Peter Blake has done it all – from being celebrated with a career retrospective at the Tate Liverpool to designing iconic album covers, most notably The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. We speak with the 79-year-old artist about his all-encompassing career and why he’d like to wrestle a certain supermodel. GXgallery: 43 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8SR, www.gxgallery.com
First broadcast: Aug 2015.
Episode 21/22 Often described as the godfather of British pop art, over the past sixty years artist Sir Peter Blake has enjoyed a celebrated career. Famous for his Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s album cover, he has produced a vast body of paintings, collages and album covers. In 2015, aged 82, Peter was commissioned to produce his largest work to date, the re-design of a Mersey ferry. In this film, we spend time with Peter at work in his studio and follow the process of the ferry’s pop art makeover, from Peter’s early drawings to the launch in Liverpool, revealing an iconic British artist still as active today as he ever was.
On this date 13 years ago, ocean racing legend Sir Peter Blake was tragically murdered whilst leading an expedition up the Amazon River. In this episode of Inside Track, today’s crop of ocean racers reflect on the man and his lasting influence on the sport.
Bentley has teamed up with the godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, to create an extraordinary one-of-a-kind Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible. Bentley commissioned Sir Peter to deliver the world’s first Pop Art Bentley, drawing on inspiration from the acclaimed artist’s celebrated career at the forefront of the famous British pop art movement. Bentley has donated the car to the Care2Save Charitable Trust, which provides palliative and hospice care around the world. Read more on our website: http://www.bentleymotors.com/en/world-of-bentley/our-story/news/2016/sir-peter-blake-creates-unique-pop-art-bentley.html
Enter into the endearing and eclectic world of the father of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake. Follow the ABC illustrated with images from the artists extensive collection of ornaments, vintage toys, souvenirs and other ephemera gathered in his studio over his long career, which are presented here with added sound effects for a dash a eccentric humour!
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British pop-artist, Sir Peter Blake, has taken inspiration from his most-famous piece of work, The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album cover, to create a new piece of artwork celebrating the British cultural icons of his life. Sir Peter has reimagined the renowned artwork from 1967 and selected people who have inspired his creative career over the past six decades to mark his 80th birthday celebrations being held at Wayne Hemingway MBE’s Vintage Festival on 13th- 15th July 2012, and here Sir Peter explains a bit more about how the image came to life.
A short ‘making of’ documentary showing godfather of Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake, as he pieces together a giant canvas to be erected on the South Bank, London.
Commissioned by Coca-Cola.
Iconic artist and Patron of the John Moores Painting Prize, Sir Peter Blake, gives his advice to artists entering this presitgious painting prize.
Find out more about the John Moores competition here:
On the 6th December 2013 it will be 12 years since Sir Peter Blake’s death. To mark this anniversary, The Sir Peter Blake Trust has released a very special video of archive footage taken during Blake Expeditions.
On ‘Free Seed On Soho Radio’, Sir Peter Blake talks for the first time about why he didn’t take part in the Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary.
Interviewed by Ben Ramble and artist Abi Moffat, the full interview can be heard here:
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