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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In Tate Liverpool
In Tate Liverpool
In Tate Britain

Biography

Sir Peter Thomas Blake (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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Collage

Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ...

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Ruralists

Group of British artists founded in 1975 who aimed to revive the painting of figure subjects in idyllic rural settings

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Pop art

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and flourished in the 1960s in America and Britain ...

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A Study in denim: Peter Blake

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Upon its prize-winning appearance at the 1961 John Moores’ Exhibition in Liverpool, Peter Blake’s Self-Portrait with Badges 1961 rapidly ...

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Peter Blake's A–Z

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Sir Peter Blake has created an alphabet of ‘found’ letters for Tate. He explains the inspiration for this artist project.

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