Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Saturday, June 20, 2009–Saturday, August 1, 2009
Opus Art is proud to launch a collection of Polaroids by Godfather of British Pop Art Sir Peter Blake RA.
This is the first time Peter Blake has worked with Polaroid film, and Opus Art is thrilled to be offering them exclusively, worldwide. Each Polaroid is completely unique, and is signed by Peter Blake and inscribed with his thoughts on the subject matter. The Polaroids, which have been taken at the artist’s studio and home using an SLR680 camera, are available exclusively through Opus Art.
This new collection continues the tradition of artists and photographers including Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton and Marc Quinn exploring Polaroids as a medium. Polaroids are, by their very nature, unique, and in this digital age stocks of Polaroid film are becoming increasingly limited.
Peter Blake is one of the best-known artists of the British Pop Art movement. He was made a Royal Academician in 1981 and received a knighthood in 2002. He is most famous for creating the artwork for The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band album cover.
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Tel: +44 (0) 191 213 0295 (Ext. 2)