A rare opportunity to hear Peter Blake, one of the leading figures in the art world, often referred to as the Godfather of British Pop Art, discuss his fascinating career. From his time at art school with David Hockney, Patrick Caulfield and Pauline Boty to his creation of the iconic album cover for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to his founding of The Brotherhood of Ruralists and his currently secret major project, Peter Blake will have many stories to tell. “I wanted to make an art that was the visual equivalent to pop music”.
He discusses this ambition and the influence of popular culture on his work with Martin Gayford, author of Modernists & Mavericks.
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Image credit: Peter Blake, Self-Portrait with Badges, 1961. 174.3 x 121.9 cm, oil paint on board. Thanks to Tate, London.