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Hang-Up Gallery is thrilled to announce POP, our highly anticipated exhibition of prints from the undisputed Godfather of Pop, Peter Blake. The exhibition will showcase a unique and quirky collection of rare prints and canvas editions that the British icon has produced over the decades.  From pop-inspired pin-up posters to his nostalgic and unusual alphabet series, the show will celebrate the extraordinary and highlight how Peter’s earlier works continue to inspire his current practice. He explains, “I’m still making excursions and experimenting. Going back to the roots, but still moving forwards”.  The artist has a raw talent of finding beauty in everyday objects and surroundings, incorporating printed materials such as photographs, comic strips or advertising texts against bold, vivid colour. With his work represented in major collections throughout the world, Peter Blake truly is a grandee of British Art.

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Sir Peter Blake Sir Peter Blake

Since his emergence in the early 1960s as a key member of the burgeoning Pop Art movement, Peter Blake has been one of the best-known British artists of his generation. He remains one of the very few artists who have achieved both genuine popularity and critical appreciation. His 1961 'Self-portrait With Badges' (Tate, London), where he stands in his denim jeans and jacket, wearing Converse trainers and holding an Elvis album, is one of the iconic images of the time, but Blake's reputation from the outset, reflecting his broad art education, was based on working across media. He has produced collage, sculpture, engraving and printmaking, as well as commercial art in the form of graphics.

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11 Dec – 31 Jan 2016

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