Exhibition

An Alphabet

A print of a collage with a large 'A'

Date:
1 Oct 2011 - 12 Feb 2012
Booking:
Free exhibition, no booking required

‘An Alphabet’ is a display of 26 silkscreen prints and shows Sir Peter Blake's fascination with letters, fonts and typography.

Peter Blake incorporates imagery from popular culture into his work, including comic books, consumer goods and advertisements. In this display you can find anything from a poem about Leopards (in 'L'), to images of Father Christmas (in 'X').

There is a childlike quality to ‘An Alphabet’ that has its roots in Peter’s own childhood, which was disrupted by the Second World War when he was evacuated.

Peter Blake is perhaps most well known for designing the cover of The Beatles' album 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967). He is one of the most influential painters in the UK and a leading figure in British Pop Art.

Peter Blake is also the first patron of the John Moores Painting Prize.

This exhibition is on loan from the Paul Stolper Gallery, London.