"IT'S A TIME WHEN AN ARTIST CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING THEY WANT. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO RELATE TO THE EARLIER WORK IF YOU DON'T WANT IT TO AND IT IS A WONDERFUL FEELING OF FREEDOM. USUALLY OTHER PEOPLE DECIDE WHEN YOUR LATE PERIOD IS OR WAS, BUT RATHER THAN WAIT FOR ANYONE ELSE, I'VE DECIDED VERY CONSCIOUSLY TO HAVE MINE NOW."
A leading figure in the art world, often titled the ‘Godfather of British Pop Art’ Sir Peter Blake is best known for producing The Beatles’ ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album cover. Having been commissioned to paint a canvas of St. Martin for the Knights Chapel in St Paul’s Cathedral, the first new artist to be included for several hundred years, Sir Peter Blake truly is a grandee of British Art.
Maintaining his reputation and popularity with every creation he continues to produce a prolific output of work from his studio in West London. Knighted in 2002 and with his work represented in major collections throughout the world his work crosses all generational divides. Sir Pete Blake’s work reflects his fascination with popular culture and the beauty found in everyday objects and surroundings.