Blake’s a busy bee

27 October 2011 by Alison Cornmell

The ‘Godfather’ of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake has been busy lately. Not only was he recently announced as the first ever patron of the John Moores Painting Prize he will also be designing the Brit Awards statuette for next years ceremony.

Brit award bosses see Sir Peter as being synonymous with the best of British music, which is why he was chosen to design the prize. Not only did he design the cover for The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band he also designed album covers for Paul Weller and Oasis.

Unfortunately for me I won’t be winning a Brit award for Best British Female next year (although I think I should) so the closest I’ll get to a Sir Peter Blake creation will be the Alphabet display at the Walker Art Gallery. But this is good enough for me, An Alphabet is charming and funny and definitely worth seeing.

An artist stands next to his artworkSir Peter Blake stands with the letter ‘P’ in the Alphabet display at the Walker Art Gallery.

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