Opening this week: Peter Blake and Pop Music

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Opening this week: Peter Blake and Pop Music
Pallant House Gallery – 23rd June to 7th October 2012
Often dubbed the Godfather of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake has been closely linked with pop music since the 1950s. He has painted images inspired by his musical heroes such as The Beatles and Elvis Presley, and worked closely with major British musicians and bands to create some of the most distinctive album covers of the last 50 years. This major exhibition, timed to mark the artist’s 80th birthday, draws on the extensive collection of British Pop Art at Pallant House Gallery and will feature major loans from public and private collections across the UK. It will headline a season of shows celebrating art and music including Derek Boshier: David Bowie and The Clash, Artist Pop Stars and Prints of Darkness in the De’Longhi Print Room (19 June-7 October 2012). Follow the links above for more details.

Image: Peter Blake, Got a girl, 1960-61,
Enamel, photo montage and record, Whitworth Art Gallery,
University of Manchester © the artist/ DACS 2012

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