Beatles artist Blake showing at gallery

Paris Butterflies by Sir Peter Blake
Paris Butterflies by Sir Peter Blake

THE artist who designed the world famous cover for The Beatles’ Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album will be showing some of his work in Bridlington.

Gallery 49, in Old Town, is thrilled to announce that throughout July the whole gallery will be devoted to an exhibition of signed limited edition prints by Sir Peter Blake and Friends, which will be of interest to art lovers, collectors and investors alike.

Known as The Godfather of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake has produced many spectacular original prints. His work crosses all generational divides and inspires great respect from younger artists such as Damien Hirst, Gavin Turk and Tracey Emin.

Knighted in 2002, an honorary doctor of the Royal College of Art, and with his work represented in major collections throughout the world, Sir Peter Blake truly is an important figure in British art.

Many pieces feature found printed materials such as photographs, comic strips or advertising texts, combined with bold geometric patterns and the use of primary colours. Blake is renowned for his work in the music industry, producing iconic album covers for the Beatles, Paul Weller, The Who, and Oasis.

The show will also feature prints by Sir Terry Frost, Barbara Rae, John Piper, Bruce McLean and Donald Hamilton Fraser. Many of the images can now be seen on the website, www.galleryforty-nine.com.

The gallery is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.30am-5pm and Sunday noon-4pm.