wed 28/10/2020

theartsdesk Q&A: Artist Peter Blake | reviews, news & interviews

theartsdesk Q&A: Artist Peter Blake

theartsdesk Q&A: Artist Peter Blake

The godfather of Pop Art pays tribute to 10 artists who have inspired him

Peter Blake in his studio - a veritable folk museum© Jillian Edelstein

Peter Blake (b 1932) seems to have gone seamlessly from a groovy Sixties mover and shaker – he would probably dispute that but, after all, he did hang out with The Beatles – to National Treasure. His new one-man exhibition, Homage 10 x 5 – Blake’s Artists, is a tribute to 10 of the artists who have excited and interested him over the past 50 years. “These are my nod of appreciation,” he says. “A way of saying thank you to the artists I like.”

Peter Blake (b 1932) seems to have gone seamlessly from a groovy Sixties mover and shaker – he would probably dispute that but, after all, he did hang out with The Beatles – to National Treasure. His new one-man exhibition, Homage 10 x 5 – Blake’s Artists, is a tribute to 10 of the artists who have excited and interested him over the past 50 years. “These are my nod of appreciation,” he says. “A way of saying thank you to the artists I like.”

It was like a missing childhood. I look back on it now a bit like National Service – something I had to get through

Share this article

Comments

i am curious as to which beatle chose h c westermann to be included on the cover of sgt peppers. he is one of my favorites and a big influence on my work. kb

Does anyone know the location of Peter Blake's 'Titania' (1976-83)?

Great concept for an exhibit that truly showed Blake's brilliancy

Add comment

newsletter

Get a weekly digest of our critical highlights in your inbox each Thursday!

Simply enter your email address in the box below

View previous newsletters