As Prince’s 1985 hit Pop Life puts so eloquently – “life it aint real funky, unless it’s got that Pop. Dig it.” – pop culture, pop life and pop art is the silk screen banana on our album covers and the 41 inch inflatable rabbits in our galleries. The figurehead of England’s foray into pop is Sir Peter Blake. Best known for that Beatles album cover, Blake had a perchance for bottom of the run icons, garish typography and mass-media imagery. POP will be showcasing a collection of his prints; from his early days of experimentation to his more recent pieces –playfully harking back to the artist’s heydays. Described as “The Peter Pan of Pop Art”, Blake may be all grown-up, but his work doesn’t have to be.
ExhibitionSunday September 8