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Peter Blake at 80!

Iconic British Pop Artist Peter Blake turns 80 today.

By Sophie Nibbs | 25 Jun 2012

The godfather of British Pop Art turns 80 today. With a career spanning decades, Sir Peter Blake is still creating works from his London studio and participated in this year's Art Car Boot Fair. His work is synonymous with the music of the 1960s and he is perhaps best known for his design for the sleeve of The Beatles' iconic 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Blake recently produced an updated version of the much loved artwork using design software, a process he described as "much easier" than his original laborious technique which involved cutting out photographs mounted on plywood.

In partnership with My Life in Art, we are delighted to be able to offer you the chance to own a limited edition print by this iconic artist. Here are a few of our favourites. 

Marilyn's Door (2008)

Hope (2011)

Homage to Rauschenberg II (2012)

In order to celebrate this milestone birthday Pallant House Gallery in Chichester is housing an exhibition which brings together important paintings, collages and prints from across his career, see the Rise Art events page for more details.

View more of Peter Blake's work online here

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