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The First Real Target
© Peter Blake. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: Tate

The First Real Target 1961

Peter Blake (b.1932)


(b Dartford, Kent, 25 June 1932). British painter, printmaker, sculptor, and designer, a leading exponent of Pop art. His use of imagery from comics, pin-up magazines, consumer goods, and advertisements captures the flavour of the times in a manner that now evokes nostalgia for the ‘swinging sixties’, as was made clear during his enormously popular retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London, in 1983 (his most famous work is the cover design for the Beatles LP Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967).

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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