Peter Blake show opens in Liverpool

A Peter Blake retrospective at Tate Liverpool is set to open tomorrow.

Running from 29 June to 23 September, the exhibition will showcase both familiar and rarely seen works, with a focus on Blake’s two-dimensional work and paintings from the 1950s onwards. It will include iconic works such as On the Balcony, Self-Portrait with Badges, The Toy Shop and The Beatles.

Blake became one of the best-known British pop artists during the late 1950s and 1960s. He is widely known for designing the cover of The Beatles album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, as well as for the recent cover design of Stop the Clocks by Oasis.

This will be Blake’s largest show since 1983. It comes 16 years after a Pop Art exhibition at London’s Royal Academy in 1991 hauled him back into the spotlight.

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