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**SOLD** Peter Blake The First Print Target Limited Fine Art Print


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**SOLD** Peter Blake The First Print Target Limited Fine Art Print

Signed By: Sir Peter Blake In Pencil

Edition: 75 Edition World Wide.

Dimensions: Paper Size: 1013 mm x 1112 mm / Image Size: 798 mm x 868 mm

Condition: New / Mint

Medium: Silkscreen print in 22 colours plus glaze printed on Somerset 410gsm tub sized paper

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Sir Peter Thomas Blake, CBE, RDI, (born 25 June 1935, in
Dartford, Kent) is an English pop artist, best known for his
design of the sleeve for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band. He lives in Chiswick, London, UK.
Blake was made a Royal Academician in 1981, and a CBE in
1983. "A major retrospective of Blake's work was held in the
Tate in 1983...(and) in 2002 Blake was awarded a knighthood
for his services to art." In February 2005, the Sir Peter
Blake Music Art Gallery, located in the School of Music,
University of Leeds, was opened by the artist. The permanent
exhibition features 17 examples of Blake's album sleeve art,
including the only public showing of a signed print of his
famed Sgt. Pepper's artwork. In June 2006, as The Who
returned to play Leeds University 36 years after recording
their seminal Live at Leeds album there in 1970, Blake
unveiled a new Live at Leeds 2 artwork to commemorate the
event. Both the artist and The Who's Pete Townshend signed
an edition which will join the gallery's collection.

More recently, Blake has created Artist's editions for the
opening of the Pallant House Gallery which houses
collections that include some of his most famous paintings.
These works are homages to his earlier work on the Stanley
Road album cover and Babe Rainbow prints. He also designed a
series of deck chairs.

In 2006, Blake designed the cover for Oasis greatest hits
album Stop the Clocks. According to Blake, he chose all of
the objects in the picture at random, but the sleeves of
Sgt. Pepper's and Definitely Maybe were in the back of his
mind. He claims, "It's using the mystery of Definitely Maybe
and running away with it." Familiar cultural icons which can
be seen on the cover include Dorothy from Wizard of Oz,
Charles Manson (replacing the original image of Marilyn
Monroe, which couldn't be used for legal reasons) and the
seven dwarfs from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.

Blake also revealed that the final cover wasn't the original
one. That design featured an image of the shop 'Granny Takes
A Trip' on the Kings Road in Chelsea, London.

Blake created an updated version of Sgt. Pepper - with
famous figures from Liverpool history - as part of the
successful campaign for Liverpool to become European Capital
of Culture 2008, and is creating a series of prints to
celebrate Liverpool's status.