“British pop artist Sir Peter Blake has taken inspiration from his most famous artwork – the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures he most admires as he marks his 80th birthday,” Caroline Davies reports for The Guardian.
“Twiggy, Amy Winehouse, Grayson Perry, JK Rowling and even Monty Python’s emblematic foot all feature in a reworked version of the 1967 cover created for his birthday celebrations,” Davies reports. “Blake, often called the godfather of the British pop art scene, said: ‘I’ve chosen people I admire, great people and some who are dear friends.'”
Davies reports, “The new version has been created for a special birthday celebration of Blake’s life at Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage festival at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, in July. Hemingway, co-founder of the Red or Dead fashion brand, said: ‘The new artwork is a tribute to Britain’s standing as the world’s leading creative nation.’ It was ‘an incredible honour’ for Blake to ‘reimagine such an iconic work of art,’ he said, adding: ‘We are proud to be dedicating the Sunday at Vintage this year to celebrate his 80th birthday and creative and cultural legacy.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: Sir Jony can be found six people from the top left and two down, just to above and to the right of none other than Sir Paul McCartney.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “AlanAudio” for the heads up.]