The work of Peter Blake, ‘Godfather of Pop Art’, is on display at the GX Gallery in Camberwell, South London, until August 11, its first stop in a nationwide tour.
Londoners may want to hurry, though, as according to Dulwich OnView, the Marilyn prints are selling fast!
A selection of Blake’s Monroe-inspired works can be viewed here
Ron English, the American ‘guerilla artist’ whose work is said to have inspired Banksy, is the subject of a new exhibition at London’s Lazarides Gallery (running through July 23.)
One of English’s best-known works depicts Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Mouse breasts. “I’m from the lower classes, so I had no exposure to art when I was growing up,” English told The Independent. “All I knew was comic books, Disney and advertising logos …. I’m interested in what images remain, and what gets thrown out and forgotten.”
New and older works from British pop artist Peter Blake at Christie’s, London until August 12, and at Studio 18, St Helier, Jersey.
Marilyn also featured on Blake’s legendary album cover for the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967.
Peter Blake is interviewed today in the Sunday Telegraph