'I am a tree, so to speak. The trunk is fairly straight and traditional. Where my art has left to go on different excursions there are branches like Pop Art, wood engraving and Ruralism... What I am working on now is in direct line with what preoccupied me years ago; the same fantasies.' - Peter Blake
Peter Blake is one of the most influential and original artists working in Britain today, with a career that spans six decades. His fascination with the heroes of popular music, sport and film made him a vital contributor to the mergence of Pop art in Britain. He continues to produce work in a diverse media, including painting, collage, sculpture, assemblage, printmaking and illustration. Writer and curator Natalie Rudd provides a comprehensive account of Blake's life and art, with new interviews with the artist.