To celebrates his 80th birthday, Sir Peter Blake recreates the Sgt. Pepper album cover and includes Amy Winehouse.
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.
Sir Peter Blake recreates the Sgt. Pepper album cover and includes Amy Winehouse, also Mick Jagger, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller are featured in the recreated version of the 1967 album 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.”
Sir Peter Blake reinvents Sgt Pepper album cover with his own inspirations
Reported by Metro, Sir Peter Blake has taken inspiration from his Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover to create a new artwork.
The English pop artist, 79, is best known for designing the 1967 Beatles cover as a collage of life-sized cardboard models of Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando and many others.
The new artwork features those who have inspired Sir Peter, who has been dubbed the Godfather of Pop Art.
Alongside him, wife Chrissy and daughters Liberty, Rose and Daisy are names as diverse as Alfred Hitchcock and Amy Winehouse.
He said: ‘The Sgt Pepper cover was made by cutting pieces of cardboard and hand-colouring them. This one is computer-generated but it was very laborious.’
Sir Peter has made the work for his 80th birthday celebrations at this year’s Wayne Hemingway Vintage Festival, held in Northamptonshire from July 13 to 15.
The original 1967 cover of Sgt. Pepper’s was designed by Peter Blake and put together by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, who painstakingly combed through hundreds of photos for months before the photo shoot. Many of the people pictured in the cover were personal heroes of the Beatles or people they admired.
The original 1967 artwork featured James Dean, Bob Dylan, Karl Marx and Marilyn Monroe.
Sir Peter Blake recreates the Sgt. Pepper album cover and includes Amy Winehouse who is featured in the top left hand corner of the album cover.