Sir Peter Blake CBE, RDE, RA, Godfather of British Pop Art and revered by artists such as Damien Hurst, was already established in creating pop culture art from ephemeral objects by the time of his participation in the sleeve design for the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Blake’s first solo exhibition was in 1960 and the following year he collected the John Moores’ Junior Award for his Self Portrait with Badges. In 1969, the Beatles album artwork, showing the band standing in front of a tableau of celebrities and historical figures, won the Grammy Award for Best Album Cover. It is often said to be the best of all-time.
In the decade and a half since the turn of the century, Blake has created his most sought-after series; Sources of Pop Art I-VII. Each piece is highly acclaimed and here we offer the rarely available first two pieces in the series.