We are very excited to learn that Sir Peter Blake is releasing a new limited edition print in conjunction with his 80th birthday! It will be a nostalgic take on his famous magic crowd composition and as such will include both his family friends and numerous iconic figures.
Godfather of British Pop Art’ Sir Peter Blake celebrates his 80th birthday in 2012; the year will be peppered with projects and events to celebrate the occasion.
In the Spring Blake unveiled a variation of his magic crowd composition: Vintage Blake: Peter Blake’s 80th Family Friends and Icons that has been created especially for the celebrations around his birthday that are happening at Vintage Festival in July.
The new work will be on display at the festival and features a magic crowd full of the key figures from the artist’s career and personal life, including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, David Bowie, Gary Oldman, Eric Clapton, Ian Dury and many more.
Blake is laid back and typically self-deprecating on the subject of his 80th, ‘I started to be an artist at the age of 14, so it’s been 66 years as a student and then artist, so it’s become a long career.
And it’s had its high points, and it’s had its bad points. I think most of my ambitions have been achieved. Most of the things I’ve wanted to do strangely I’ve done.’
This amazing print is available to purchase here.
Be quick as they will not be around for long....