Sunday, April 1, 2012

New faces on Sgt Pepper album cover for artist Peter Blake's 80th birthday

Gosh, I'm in my 'Paul McCartney year', as in side 2, track 2 so I got out my old vinyl cover
The story from the Guardian ....
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. 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. 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. "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 its legacy of the last six decades is."

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