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Vintage Blake- signed limited edition silkscreen printwith glazes by Peter Blake
‘Godfather of British Pop Art’ Sir Peter Blake celebrated his 80th birthday in 2012; the year was peppered with projects and events to celebrate the occasion. In Spring Blake unveiled a variation of his magic crowd compsosition: Vintage Blake: Peter Blake’s 80th Family Friends and Icons that was created especially for the celebrations around his birthday. The work features a magic crowd full of the key figures from the artist’s career and personal life, including David Hockney, Damien Hirst, David Bowie, Gary Oldman, Eric Clapton, Ian Dury and many more.
Blake, ‘I started to be an artist at the age of 14, so it’s been 66 years as a student and then artist, so it’s become a long career. And it’s had its high points, and it’s had its bad points. I think most of my ambitions have been achieved. Most of the things I’ve wanted to do strangely I’ve done.’
A cheque for £10,000 -raised from pre-sales of Vintage Blake- has been presented to Kids Co. Sir Peter Blake's preferred charity.