Peter Blake

born 1932

Peter Blake, '‘The Meeting’ or ‘Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney’' 1981–3
‘The Meeting’ or ‘Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney’ 1981–3
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Peter Blake, 'Self-Portrait with Badges' 1961
Peter Blake
Self-Portrait with Badges 1961
© Peter Blake 2017. All rights reserved, DACS

Sir Peter Thomas Blake, CBE, RDI, RA (born 25 June 1932) is an English pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. His other best known works include the cover of the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", and the Live Aid concert poster. Blake also designed the 2012 Brit Award statuette.

One of the best known British pop artists, Blake is considered to be a prominent figure in the pop art movement. Central to his paintings are his interest in images from popular culture which have infused his collages. In 2002 he was knighted at Buckingham Palace for his services to art.

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Everybody Razzle Dazzle

2015
Everybody Razzle Dazzle, Peter Blake creates new commissioned artwork for Liverpool
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