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.”
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