Liverpool artwork of the day – Friday June 29 2007. ‘The Meeting’ or ‘Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney’ 1981-3 Oil on Canvas by Sir Peter Blake at Tate Liverpool until September 23 2007
One of my favourites from the Peter Blake Retrospective opening at Tate Liverpool today.
I think I prefer the ‘Venice Beach, Los Angeles’ and the ‘Marcel Duchamp World Tour’ periods to the earlier pop art and collage works.
Tate Liverpool presents a major retrospective exhibition of paintings by Peter Blake, the largest since his Tate Gallery exhibition in 1983. A highly influential and original artist, Blake is often described as the godfather of British Pop art and Liverpool’s adopted son.
This exhibition will survey his rich and diverse oeuvre, presenting familiar icons as well as rarely seen works. Tate Liverpool’s retrospective will focus on Blake’s two-dimensional work and in particular painting, presenting a diverse body of work from the 1950s to the present day. It will include major icons of twentieth century art, such as On the Balcony 1955-57, The Toy Shop 1962 and The Beatles 1963-68. It concludes with the Marcel Duchamp World Series, a project which has recently occupied the artist.