Peter Blake

1 - 26 November 2016

An exhibition of limited edition prints by Sir Peter Blake.


The work of Peter Blake – the pioneer of British Pop Art - reflects his fascination with all streams of popular culture, and the beauty to be found in everyday objects and surroundings. Many of his works feature found printed materials, such as photographs, comic strips or advertising texts, combined with bold geometric patterns and the use of primary colours.


Blake’s work crosses all generational divides, and inspires great respect from younger artists such as Damien Hirst, Gavin Turk, Pure Evil and Tracey Emin. He continues to have strong connections with the music industry, having produced iconic album covers for The Beatles, Paul Weller, The Who, and Oasis.


Peter Blake (b. 1932, Dartford) lives and works in London. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1956. During the 1960s and 70s Blake taught at various art institutions including St. Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He has received numerous awards including; The John Moores Award (1961), a CBE (1983) and a knighthood (2002). The same year he received an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art.


Blake’s work is represented in major collections throughout the world, and he has had major retrospectives at The National Gallery (1996) and Tate Liverpool (2007).  In 2012, he was commissioned by the Radio Times to paint a portrait of the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee. Blake was also recently commissioned to paint a canvas of St. Martin for the Knights Chapel, St. Paul's Cathedral - the first new artist to be included in the Cathedral for several hundred years.


Blake has been commissioned for numerous design projects including, fabrics for the fashion designer Stella McCartney and the re-design of the BRIT award statuettes (2012).


The exhibition showcases his newest works, Union Flag, 2016, Lobster Suite, 2016 and Dazzle Disc, 2016. 

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