Artist Sir Peter Blake, has re-worked his most-famous iconic pieces; The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album cover, to create a new piece of artwork celebrating the British cultural icons of his life. Selecting people who have inspired his creative career over the past six decades the new piece marks his 80th birthday celebrations which are being held at Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival on July 13th-15th.
Sir Peter Blake says: “I’ve chosen people I admire, great people and some who are dear friends. I had a very long-list of people who I wanted to go in but couldn’t fit everyone in – I think that shows how strong British culture and it’s legacy of the last six decades is.”
Featuring a huge array of musicians, models, actors, artists and designers the piece sees 79 faces added to the new work.
Noel Gallagher says of his inclusion:
“When they told me I had been chosen I was obviously very chuffed. It’s nice to be recognised by as great an artist as Sir Peter Blake. To be on there with the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Mick Jagger and Paul Weller, just those three people alone, is amazing for me as I wouldn’t put myself up with any of those.”
Tracey Emin adds:
“How lovely to be part of Sir Peters new creation…and exciting to find out who I will be next to. I can’t believe Sir Peter is 80.”
Credit: Sir Peter Blake selects the British cultural icons of his life to mark his 80th birthday celebrations at Vintage Festival.