This cutout, created and hand-tinted by Blake himself, was used in the original photo shoot, positioned directly to the right of George Harrison. It was later signed by the artist.
In the 50 years since the album cover was created, only a few of the original cutouts have come to market, and this is the only piece known to have been signed by Sir Peter Blake himself.
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Bonham's, London, "Entertainment Memorabilia," 29 June 2016, lot 237
Excellent condition, maintaining the original 1967 color tinting applied by Peter Blake, whose signature is bold and pronounced in black. Very light wear to edges, with no scratches, bends, or creases.
Condition is commensurate with age, use, and medium.
Frame: 22.5 x 17 x 1 (57.15 x 43.18 x 2.54 cm)
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Sir Peter Blake (English, b. 1932) is an artist living and working in London who is recognized as one of the leading figures and pioneers of the British Pop art style. Blake’s work is inspired by the ephemerality of popular culture, including imagery from advertisements, music hall entertainment, and wrestlers, often adding collaged elements. One of Blake’s most well known works is the album cover art for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He was appointed a Royal Academician (RA) in 1981, awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1983 and finally knighted for his services to art in 2002.Interested in consigning works by Peter Blake? Learn more »