House Highlight: Sir Peter Blake – Pin Drop in Soho House Magazine
09 May 2016
The influential artist will read a short story before taking questions from the audience, moderated by Pin Drop founder Simon Oldfield. Blake is perhaps best known for his iconic sleeve design for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, frequently voted the greatest album cover of all time. Other key works include Self-Portrait with Badges (1961) and The First Real Target (1961). Blake has gone on to influence numerous contemporary artists, and is recognised as a significant figure in the Pop Art movement.
Asked which piece of at he is most proud of, Peter answered, ‘I would say Self-Portrait with Badges (1961) because it won the John Moores Painting Prize in the Junior section, and was a very important picture for me to paint at the time.’