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Peter Blake


English pop artist.
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Peter Blake
Most artists go potty as they get older: dafter and madder as they get more celibate. So I am consciously going to do that.
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People think Sgt Pepper is part of my name.
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I donít think artists should be sponsored. You should not rely on grants. You either make a success of your art or you donít. I worked as an artist for a number of years without making much money Ė I have never had any financial backing in that way. Things are now very good for me but for a lot of the time things were not.




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Brian Sewell is a fool. For some years he seemed to have it in for me and Hockney and Kitaj. Even if he wasn't writing about us he'd always find a way of bringing us in. He'd say, "so and so was a bad artist but not as bad as Hockney, Kitaj or Blake." Things like that.
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He opened the door that so many of us went through, the door of possibility, by saying anything an artist makes is art.
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In one work Marcel Duchamp meets Tracey Emin in the desert, with three camp cowboys. In another he meets Elvis and the Spice Girls.
Peter Blake
Ever since, I have fought a vague kind of battle for some kind of fairness.
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I believe in fairies. Although I can't prove they exist, nobody has ever managed to prove to me that they don't.
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Art in Britain is in a very healthy state. The artists of my generation and older are at their best ó people like Howard Hodgkin and Frank Auerbach. The YBAs are still very strong, and it's exciting to wonder what the next generation will bring.
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I canít work with computers but I work with someone who can. We talk about what the subjects will be and then I get a load of images about Liverpool. We then scan them and put them on a disk and then we manipulate them on the computer. I am treating them as posters. They are prints but I want them to look like posters.
Peter Blake
My dealer was a friend of the Beatles and the Stones, and he suggested they used a fine artist. I talked to the Beatles at length about what the cover would be. I worked out it would show the moment after they had played in a bandstand in the park. My big contribution was the life-size cutouts, the magic crowds."




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Album covers are like any other vehicle, they are a means of illustrating a story.
Peter Blake
I say to people I'm in my late period. Obviously, as you get older you're in your late period anyway, but to decide you are becomes a concept. It's related to the concept of my retirement, which was about the fact that I'd shown at the greatest gallery in the world and I'd never top that... So, I retired from the jealousy of other artists, and ambition. I could alternatively have become a Buddhist or something ó it is a kind of beatific state.
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People say, "Why do you paint?" and I say, to make magic.
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Sgt Pepper made me more famous but it did not change me as an artist.
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