Torch-2012-05-23093-
JazzFestSat572
TdB-Pewsey044
Landscape
Tina-May5
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Turin-Brakes6
D4S0472
Animals06
MYFC005
Remebrance-18-3
MBORO-HOCKEY-YOUTH-473
IMG9097
IMG8472
Snowy-High-Street
Sunset2
BABRURY-XC-JUMP-473
Gordon-and-Sam
Hares017cropped
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
Pete-Gage-Band1
Sunset
D4S9273
Civic-Service-18
YELLOWHAMMER-473-
Ogbourne
Inbox-1
FROSTY-MORNING-
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07
EARLY-MORNING-CANTER-473-
Remebrance-18-2
Camilla-MSM
D812668
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30
Brooks-Williams1
Scouting-for-Girls7
SBJ
Roving-Crows1
Musical-Time-Machine5
4MI-2013-11-28030
Big-Bull
George-Wilding-301
Remebrance-18-1
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Duke-of-Kent086
White-Horse
Brazier
Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
Inbox2

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Make a date to see a bus that catches the essence of pop art - catch it in Marlborough High Street

A wide selection of works by pop artist Sir Peter Blake will be on show later this month at the Young Jamieson Fine Art gallery in the High Street (May 26 to June 10). 
And watch out on the opening day of the exhibition - Saturday, May 26 - for a very special bus.  Shoppers in Marlborough High Street will see Blake's stencilled double decker - a moving gallery decorated with some his pop art icons and images. 

Peter Blake  MM Gold  (Inkjet & silkscreen on canvas, finished with diamond dust)Peter Blake MM Gold (Inkjet & silkscreen on canvas, finished with diamond dust)Sir Peter designed the bus in a groovy pop art style to create a rock 'n roll tour bus for art and artists.  It's unique - so don't let anyone say: "We're full up - there's another on just behind"!

Most widely known for his work on the cover for the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper album, Sir Peter Blake's work reflects his fascination with all streams of popular culture - like his famous MM Gold [left] rendering of a well known portrait of Marilyn Monroe - and the fascination of everyday objects.

Born in 1932, he was one of the generation who trained and started painting soon after the Second World War and took enthusiastically to new techniques like screen-printing, to create bold and optimistic works which challenged status quo ideas about what constitutes art.

Combining images of pop culture and fine art, Blake's collages and paintings include imagery from advertisements and entertainment, to comic book characters and the circus.  Many of his works feature found printed materials which are often combined with bold geometric patterns and strong primary colours - like The Dazzle Alphabet [see below].

Those old enough to remember the sixties will be reminded of the effervescent art and design that set the decade alight.  But most of his work still seems very contemporary - reflecting an era that is still fascinated by image and colour.

Blake became a Royal Academician in 1981, a CBE in 1983 and was knighted in 2002 for his services to art.  He is revered as a grandee of British art and was widely admired across the generations for his connections with the music industry - producing album covers for the Beatles, Paul Weller, The Who and Oasis.

He is represented in collections throughout the world. 
Peter Blake  The Dazzle Alphabet  (Signed, limited edition silkscreen prints with glazes)Peter Blake The Dazzle Alphabet (Signed, limited edition silkscreen prints with glazes)

 

Print Email

Turin-Brakes6
Big-Bull
Brooks-Williams1
D812668
D4S9273
Scouting-for-Girls7
Brazier
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08---07
Remebrance-18-2
Ogbourne
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
White-Horse
Camilla-MSM
George-Wilding-301
SBJ
TdB-Pewsey044
4MI-2013-11-28030
Remebrance-18-1
Roving-Crows1
ARKManton-2012-01-1449-
MYFC005
IMG8472
Animals06
Hares017cropped
Pete-Gage-Band1
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Snowy-High-Street
Civic-Service-18
Gordon-and-Sam
D4S0472
Mop-Fair---10-10-09---08
Sunset2
Musical-Time-Machine5
Duke-of-Kent086
Sunset
JazzFestSat572
CivicSelfie1
Remebrance-18-3
Landscape
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
Tina-May5
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09---30
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
IMG9097
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097