Sir Peter Blake - Sir Peter Blake Recreates Classic Beatles Cover On 80th Birthday
Sir Peter Blake has recreated The Beatles' classic 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover, 45 years after he designed the original piece.
Sir Peter Blake has recreated The Beatles' classic 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover.
The English pop artist chose a number of British cultural icons for the redesigned artwork to mark his 80th birthday, 45 years after he created the original piece.
The new patriotic cover features the flag of St. George, Peter's three daughters Liberty, Daisy and Rose, as well as a number of celebrities including Sir Ridley Scott, Kate Moss, Eric Clapton and late singer Amy Winehouse.
In the original 1967 piece, Beatles stars Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon wear colourful outfits and form the centrepiece of the design.
But only Paul remains in the current cover, relegated to the third row behind his daughters, fashion designer Stella and photographer Mary.
Peter himself now features in the central section of the design, where the Fab Four previously stood.
The cover will go on display in July during the artist's 80th birthday celebrations at the Vintage Festival at Boughton House in Northamptonshire.